23 days in South Africa & Gaborone Itinerary

23 days in South Africa & Gaborone Itinerary

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23 days in South Africa & Gaborone Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Gaborone, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Canada

6
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island and Maclear's Beacon. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and do a tasting at Klein Constantia.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder .

Montreal, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Cape Town. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreal in June: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

5
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Visiting Kruger National Park and Elephant Whispers will get you outdoors. Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Hazyview and see Shangana Cultural Village, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at African Dawn Safaris Tours & Transfers - Day Safaris. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and stop by Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit visit planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in June, you will find days in Hoedspruit are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

5
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Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Napi Wilderness Trail, don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site, and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park tour planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by car takes about 3 hours. June in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

1
night
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Makgadikgadi Salt Pan. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then ponder the world of politics at National Assembly Building, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gaborone tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Gaborone takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kruger National Park in June, expect nights in Gaborone to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Gaborone

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
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Makgadikgadi Pans National Park ©
Makgadikgadi Pans National Park
Christ the King Cathedral ©
Christ the King Cathedral
National Museum ©
National Museum

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): try your luck at Montecasino and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then try your luck at Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg tour itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Gaborone to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gaborone in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Emperors Palace, Montecasino
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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