17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sun City
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Hazyview
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h
Riyadh

few
hours
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.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Johannesburg. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 4°C. You will leave for Sun City on the 13th (Thu).

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4
days
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Bring the kids along to Pilanesberg National Park and Ukutula Lion Park. Step out of Sun City with an excursion to Moruleng Cultural Precinct in Pilanesberg National Park--about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: cool off at Valley of Waves and play a few rounds at The Palace of the Lost City.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sun City trip planner.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Sun City in 2.5 hours. In July in Sun City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

Mphebatho Cultural Museum & Moruleng Cultural Precinct, Ukutula Lion Park
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park
The Palace of the Lost City ©
The Palace of the Lost City
Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hike along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sun City to Kruger National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Sun City in July, plan for little chillier days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hazyview.

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2
days
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 19th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for all kinds of wild species at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, and then contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Whispers.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kruger National Park to Hazyview in 4 hours. When traveling from Kruger National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park
Shangana Cultural Village ©
Shangana Cultural Village

8
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Noordhoek Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cape of Good Hope, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Hazyview in July, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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