20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Santiago

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Greenmarket Square and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Head to Prins & Prins and Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, hike along Platteklip Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Town day trip planning tool .

Santiago, Chile to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Chile Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

4
nights
Nelspruit

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.
For shopping fun, head to Katundo Leather Shop or Bagdad Farmers Market. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Kruger National Park. Explore Nelspruit's surroundings by going to Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview) and Antiques & Artifacts (in White River). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at i'langa Mall, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit trip itinerary tool .

Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Nelspruit to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, White River, Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
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.
Let the collections at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Masorini Archaeological Site (in Kruger National Park). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit online trip maker .

Getting from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Apartheid Museum and Art Eye Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Hill and Mandela House. Spend the 22nd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, take in the exciting artwork at Everard Read Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and browse the exhibits of Kim Sacks Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Hoedspruit in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

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