12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​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.
Apartheid Museum and Mandela House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, pause for some serene contemplation at Regina Mundi, and explore the galleries of Kim Sacks Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg road trip planning app .

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in July, plan for slightly colder days in Johannesburg, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
On the 12th (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 iNyoka Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Kingfisher Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Designs, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Hoedspruit to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, examine the collection at Cape Town Holocaust Centre, and wander the streets of Bo-kaap.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner .

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in July, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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