19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, try to win big at Montecasino, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner .

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Johannesburg at 67°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

3
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 10th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail and hike along Bushmans Trail.

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

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Kruger National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

3
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.
Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Phalaborwa and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, and view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Safaris
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Safaris

3
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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.
Take a break from Hazyview with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, about 2h 45 min away. There's much more to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Zipline
Safaris

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hazyview in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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