17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sun City
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Top of Africa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main, and then identify plant and animal life at Lion and Safari Park. On the next day, stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre and then try to win big at Montecasino.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Johannesburg is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in June, things will get cooler in Johannesburg: highs are around 21°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping

Side Trips

Sandton, Lion and Safari Park
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Market on Main ©
Market on Main
Sandton City Shopping Centre ©
Sandton City Shopping Centre

2
nights
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Pilanesberg National Park. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at The Maze of the Lost City and then play a few rounds at Lost City Golf Course.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sun City trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Sun City in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sun City: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Sun City

Nature Parks Wildlife
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The Palace of the Lost City ©
The Palace of the Lost City

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela) and Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit tour planner.

You can drive from Sun City to Hoedspruit in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Sun City in June, Hoedspruit is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Elephant Whispers, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

7
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. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip builder.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Nature
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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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