25 days in South Africa Itinerary

25 days in South Africa Itinerary

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25 days in South Africa Itinerary

Dammam
Fly:  20​h
Cape Town
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Dammam

9
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape of Good Hope make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Point, and head off the coast to Robben Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town vacation trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dammam in July, expect Cape Town to be colder, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

4
days
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.
Family-friendly places like Elephant Whispers and Perry's Bridge Reptile Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Nelspruit to Hazyview to see Elephant Sanctuary about 1 hour away. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, look for gifts at Africa Joy, savor the flavors at Shautany Chocolatiers, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit itinerary maker.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you will find days in Nelspruit are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, White River
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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
days
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.
Attractions like Idube Game Reserve and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Thornybush Game Reserve, & more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center, take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Idube Game Reserve, Amarula Lapa
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center

5
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Montecasino (in Sandton), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Spend the 24th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, Head underground at Wild Cave Adventures, look for gifts at Smallville Comics, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

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Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hoedspruit in July; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Casinos

Side Trips

Montecasino, Smallville Comics, Voortrekker Monument, Wild Cave Adventures, Mandela House
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Lion and Safari Park ©
Lion and Safari Park
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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