20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Victoria Falls
Fly:  4​h
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
4
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Victoria Falls

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Popular historic sites such as Maclear's Beacon and Castle of Good Hope are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and wander the streets of Bo-kaap.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town attractions planner

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Cape Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Victoria Falls in November; daily highs in Cape Town reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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 out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: Hazyview (Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, browse the different shops at Riverside Mall, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Safaris, & more).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit day trip website

Drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. Visit Constitution Hill and Mandela House for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Montecasino (in Sandton). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and laugh and play at Gold Reef City.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg attractions planner

Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in November, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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