15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Londrina
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Londrina

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.
Shop till you drop at Greenmarket Square and Paul B. Dixon Wildlife Studio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and High Constantia Wine Cellar. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip planner .

Londrina, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Londrina to Cape Town is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Londrina in December, with highs in Cape Town at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
nights
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.
Head to Katundo Leather Shop and The White River Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of Nelspruit to go to Kruger National Park and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's more to do: browse the different shops at i'langa Mall and browse the fresh offerings at Bagdad Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

White River, Safaris, Katundo Leather Shop
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Safaris
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kingfisher Gallery and 24 Degrees South. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at iNyoka Art Gallery and Ukuthula Designs. Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve) and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (in Kruger National Park). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit vacation app .

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kim Sacks Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg tour builder .

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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