12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 2 nights

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Fish Hoek Beach. Appreciate the collections at District Six Museum and Paul B. Dixon Wildlife Studio. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and stop by Prins & Prins.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point
4.6
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Historic Site
Groot Constantia
4.2

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©

City of Light

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.
You'll explore and learn at Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. Head to Jack Friedman Eastgate and I was shot in Joburgfor some retail therapy. Spend the 11th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, buy something for everyone on your list at Walter Sisulu Square, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Must see
Apartheid Museum
4.5
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Must see
Safaris
4.8

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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.
Visiting Kruger National Park and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park road trip site.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, Kruger National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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 16th (Tue): stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South, then view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Art Gallery
Kingfisher Gallery
5.0
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Spa
Spas
5.0

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