24 days in South Africa Itinerary

24 days in South Africa Itinerary

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24 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
3
Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem

6
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 in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. Head to Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prinsfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, examine the collection at District Six Museum, stop by Uwe Koetter, and take some stellar pictures from Maclear's Beacon.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

Jerusalem, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in September, expect Cape Town to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. For shopping fun, head to 24 Degrees South or Kumbaya Home Decor. Change things up with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit (about 1h 40 min away). Spend the 16th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and get outside with Siyafunda Conservation.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit route maker site .

Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Hoedspruit hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©

6
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.
Attractions like Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Bushmans Trail and Napi Wilderness Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Lonely Bull Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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.
Appreciate the collections at Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History. Constitution Hill and Mandela House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 27th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Market on Main, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gandhi Square, make a trip to Vilakazi Street, and browse the different shops at 44 Stanley.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg vacation builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Museums Outdoors
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

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