9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  23​h
1
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Chicago

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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 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

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Chicago, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Johannesburg at 76°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Sandton City Shopping Centre ©
Sandton City Shopping Centre

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.
Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prins. District Six Museum and First South African Perfume Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, look for gifts at Uwe Koetter, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip maker .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, then buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, then take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Shopping Museums
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Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery
24 Degrees South ©
24 Degrees South

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