14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, try your luck at Montecasino, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Voortrekker Monument
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelspruit: Graskop (Panorama Route & Pilgrims Rest) and Safaris (in Kruger National Park). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves and enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelspruit road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nelspruit, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Graskop, God's Window, Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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 14th (Wed), stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and then stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online holiday 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 August in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan

1
day
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, and then admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn day trip tool .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Oudtshoorn by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, things will get little chillier in Oudtshoorn: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape of Good Hope, explore the activities along Hout Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

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You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Cape Town sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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