17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Durban
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park
— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Cape Point and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

2
nights
Durban

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World and then look for gifts at Joe's Corner Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, examine the collection at Phansi Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durban travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in June, with highs in Durban at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Durban

Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Spas

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and get curious at Origins Centre Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Durban to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in July; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

1
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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.
On the 6th (Tue), view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit day trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Hoedspruit hover around 26°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Spas
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

5
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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 8th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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