12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Apex Shark Expeditions has been added to your itinerary. Visit Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches for some beach relaxation. Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Masorini Archaeological Site and Amarula Lapa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park & Olifants Wilderness Trail). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip builder app .

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Hoedspruit reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Amarula Lapa
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Liliesleaf Farm & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Johannesburg. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liliesleaf, Union Buildings
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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