17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly:  28​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Vijayawada

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Old Biscuit Millfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and Bo-kaap. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stop by Caroline's Fine Wine Cellar, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town online sightseeing planner .

Vijayawada, India to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Vijayawada to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Voelklip Beach, look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus, and then stop by Funky Vibes.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip website .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Hermanus sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Hemingways of Hermanus ©
Hemingways of Hermanus
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): browse the different shops at Ilanga Mall, then look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, then see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, and finally browse the different shops at Riverside Mall.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hermanus in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Nelspruit, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Dinosaur Park ©
Sudwala Dinosaur Park
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, then browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To plan Hoedspruit vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

3
nights
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.
Head to Market on Main and 44 STANLEYfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Constitution Hill and Mandela House are in your itinerary. Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Montecasino in Sandton--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market, and view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planning website .

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in June, expect Johannesburg to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montecasino, The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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