17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Port Elizabeth
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
3
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
6
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

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night
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.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect nights in Johannesburg to be colder, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. You will leave for Port Elizabeth on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
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Getting from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Knysna.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Step out of Knysna with an excursion to Robberg Nature Reserve in Plettenberg Bay--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, and explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Knysna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Robberg Nature Reserve
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Two Oceans Aquarium. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip planner .

You can fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Cape Town sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Kinyonga Reptile Center and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hoedspruit, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. April in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

5
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 29th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, and hike along Bushmans Trail.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then get outside with Greenstone Mall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in May since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Greenstone Mall ©
Greenstone Mall
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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