23 days in South Africa Itinerary

23 days in South Africa Itinerary

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23 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Columbia

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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Pretoria to see Union Buildings about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Randburg Raceway, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg itinerary maker site .

Columbia, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Columbia in June, with highs in Johannesburg at 66°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

5
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 25th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, hike along Lonely Bull Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in June; daily highs in Kruger National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
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.
When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Safaris in Phalaborwa, approximately Phalaborwa away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip builder tool .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©

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.
When in Hazyview, make a side trip to see Sudwala Caves in Nelspruit, approximately Nelspruit away. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, and whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hazyview tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Sudwala Caves
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Safaris
Zipline
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hazyview in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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