8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa visit planner

Make it your trip
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Hazyview
— 1 night
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Cape Town

— 3 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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Cape Town is much colder than Jeddah - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Hoedspruit

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and then stroll through Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve.

Discover how to plan a Hoedspruit trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cape Town to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hazyview

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Johannesburg

— 1 night

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 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in August, Johannesburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.