11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18 h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nelspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Greenmarket Square. Step out of the city life by going to Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, stroll through Cape Point, steep yourself in history at Robben Island, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

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

Chandigarh, India to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

2
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 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery and then stroll through Thornybush Game Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in October: high temperatures in Hoedspruit hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

1
night
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nelspruit travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Hoedspruit in October, you will find days in Nelspruit are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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.
On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre, then try your luck at Montecasino, then hunt for treasures at Neighbourgoods Market, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Sandton
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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