22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Hermanus
— 2 nights
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Nelspruit
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 5 nights

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market and Neighbourgoods Market. Spend the 27th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Cresta Shopping Centre, look for gifts at Fourways Farmers Market, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. In October, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Safaris
4.8
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Flea Market
Neighbourgoods Market
4.5

7
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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.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prinsfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, look for gifts at Caroline's Fine Wine Cellar, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches
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Cape Point
4.6

2
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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and then stop by Quirk & Leopard. On the next day, stroll through Voelklip Beach and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus online travel route planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

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Beach
Grotto Beach
4.6

4
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Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
Do your shopping at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre and Riverside Mall. When in Nelspruit, make a side trip to see Elephant Whispers in Hazyview, approximately Hazyview away. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: stop by Africa Joy, buy something for everyone on your list at i'langa Mall, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit holiday maker app.

You can fly from Hermanus to Nelspruit in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

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National Park
Kruger National Park
4.6
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Nature / Park
Elephant Whispers
4.6
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
4.3

5
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa), Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Kruger National Park (Safaris, Napi Wilderness Trail, &more). There's more to do: look for gifts at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop and meet the residents at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit online tour planner.

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:
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Must see
Safaris
4.8
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Nature / Park
Idube Game Reserve
4.8

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