25 days in South Africa Itinerary

25 days in South Africa Itinerary

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25 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Pamplemousses, Mauritius

8
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.
Visiting Lion and Safari Park and Sterkfontein Cave will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market (in Bryanston), Montecasino (in Sandton) and Pretoria (Hazel Food Market & Market @ the Sheds). Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, buy something for everyone on your list at 44 STANLEY, see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Johannesburg is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Pamplemousses in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Lion and Safari Park, Sterkfontein Cave, The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Kids will appreciate attractions like Thornybush Game Reserve and Napi Wilderness Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (in Kruger National Park) and Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Hoedspruit is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Amarula Lapa, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore and learn at District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum. Kids will enjoy Greenmarket Square and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town travel planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in September, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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