17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
2
Hazyview
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Get some cultural insight at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. In July, Cape Town is much colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

3
nights
Hazyview

A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Napi Wilderness Trail (in Kruger National Park), Sudwala Caves (in Nelspruit) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Hazyview in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in August, you will find days in Hazyview are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Sudwala Caves
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Safaris
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amarula Lapa and iNyoka Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Walking tours, Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, & more) and Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa). There's more to do: stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Phalaborwa
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Walking tours
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Constitution Hill and Union Buildings are in your itinerary. Apartheid Museum and I was shot in Joburg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Amatuli Artefacts, and get engrossed in the history at Nelson Mandela Foundation.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Johannesburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Amatuli Artefacts, Union Buildings
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©

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