17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
3
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Cairo

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Robben Island. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip planning site

Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve), Kruger National Park (Safaris & Thornybush Game Reserve) and Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary tool

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Safaris

4
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.
Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Montecasino in Sandton, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, and hunt for treasures at Market on Main.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg online travel route builder

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sandton
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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