17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
2
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Hazyview
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: London


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4
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Montecasino (in Sandton) and Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from London in June, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

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Montecasino, Wild Cave Adventures
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Venture out of the city with trips to Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Thornybush Game Reserve, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Thornbush Game Reserve and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip generator.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Hoedspruit: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Whispers.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hazyview vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hazyview are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online itinerary creator.

Getting from Hazyview to Cape Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hazyview in June, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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