19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
4
Johannesburg
— 3 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 Noordhoek Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island and District Six Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp's Bay Beach, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner

Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in January, expect Cape Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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.
Get outdoors at Kruger National Park and Elephant Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Perry's Bridge Reptile Park). It doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Shautany Chocolatiers.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit day trip planning website

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. January in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, Shautany Chocolatiers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Thornybush Game Reserve. You'll explore and learn at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Safaris (in Kruger National Park).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit attractions planner

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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.
Let the collections at Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Constitution Hill and Mandela House are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, stop by Collectors Treasury, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main, and take in the exciting artwork at Rosebank Art & Craft Market.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip website

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Johannesburg, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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