8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Accra

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Accra, Ghana to Cape Town is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Accra to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Accra, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Hoedspruit hover around 32°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

2
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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip tool .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in September since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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