17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Hazyview
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h
End: Belo Horizonte

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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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, try to win big at Montecasino, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg day trip app .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Johannesburg is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in February: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Kruger National Park (Safaris, Tshokwane Picnic Site, & more), Joubert en Seuns Padstal (in Nelspruit) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hazyview online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Hazyview takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In February in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Joubert en Seuns Padstal
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Safaris
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Nkumbe View Site ©
Nkumbe View Site

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park & Nyalaland Wilderness Trail) and Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip planner .

You can take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Kruger National Park
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Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and then trek along The Dolphin Trail.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Plettenberg Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hoedspruit in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Dolphin Trail
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

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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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Cape Town fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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