15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa tour builder

Make it your trip
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nelspruit
— 4 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 2 nights

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Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

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, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town journey planner.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Hoedspruit

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Sweni Wilderness Trail, Masorini Archaeological Site, &more). There's more to do: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit route maker.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nelspruit

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kruger National Park (Safaris, Nkuhlu Picnic Site, &more), Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Nelspruit trip builder app.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Nelspruit can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Johannesburg

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip maker site.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.