8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  27​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  36​h
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island and Boschendal Wine Estate. Explore hidden gems such as Clifton Beaches and The Franschhoek Motor Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip site .

Phoenix, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Cape Town, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in September, things will get much colder in Cape Town: highs are around 67°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boschendal Wine Estate, The Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Robben Island ©
Robben Island

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kruger National Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nelspruit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Nelspruit reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Nature Parks
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, and then take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit road trip planning app .

Drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

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