12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Osner Gallery | Private Collectionfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, stop by Shimansky, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in the exciting artwork at Paul B. Dixon Wildlife Studio.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for little chillier nights in Cape Town, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
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.
Head to Kingfisher Gallery and 24 Degrees Southfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at iNyoka Art Gallery and Ukuthula Designs capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (in Kruger National Park) and Katundo Leather Shop (in Hazyview). It doesn't end there: stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Katundo Leather Shop, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Art Eye Gallery. You'll explore and learn at South African National Museum of Military History and Standard Bank Gallery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, take in the exciting artwork at Everard Read Gallery, and explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planning website .

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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

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