16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: New Delhi

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island Museum. Visit Maclear's Beacon and Groot Constantia for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, trek along Platteklip Gorge, buy something for everyone on your list at Cape Quarter Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In June, Cape Town is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Katundo Leather Shop and i'langa Mall. Visiting Safaris and Sudwala Caves will get you outdoors. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the fresh offerings at Bagdad Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Nelspruit trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in June: highs in Nelspruit hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Side Trips

Bagdad Farmers Market, Safaris, Katundo Leather Shop
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Safaris
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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.
Let the collections at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery capture your imagination. Visiting Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit journey builder .

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

3
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.
Let the collections at Apartheid Museum and Art Eye Gallery capture your imagination. Head to Kim Sacks Gallery and Piecefor plenty of shopping. Spend the 19th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

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Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

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