12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + 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. Get some cultural insight at Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia. We've also included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and wander the streets of Bo-kaap.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 15- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town is 5 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Masorini Archaeological Site and Amarula Lapa. Change things up with these side-trips from 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 more to do: view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit vacation maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Hoedspruit at 32°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Amarula Lapa
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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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, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then get engrossed in the history at Liliesleaf. 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 contemplate the long history of Union Buildings.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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

Union Buildings, Liliesleaf
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
South African National Museum of Military History ©

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