17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
2
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Robertson
— 1 night
7
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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 18th (Fri): wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Liliesleaf Farm & Museum, and finally look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Neighbourgoods Market, then browse the exhibits of Jo Anke Gallery, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Johannesburg. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sandton City Shopping Centre, Balloon Rides, Liliesleaf
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Balloon Rides
Liliesleaf ©
Liliesleaf
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

2
nights
Nelspruit

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pick up some local products at Bagdad Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at i'langa Mall, and then hike along Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, admire the sheer force of Montrose Falls, then see the interesting displays at Sudwala Dinosaur Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Mbombela Stadium.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nelspruit travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Nelspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, Bagdad Farmers Market
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i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall
Montrose Falls ©
Montrose Falls
Sudwala Dinosaur Park ©
Sudwala Dinosaur Park

2
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and then get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and then trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

2
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.
On the 24th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Amarula Lapa, stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Degrees South, then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Designs.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. October in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Amarula Lapa
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Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge
Amarula Lapa ©
Amarula Lapa
24 Degrees South ©
24 Degrees South

1
day
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through De Zeekoe Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hoedspruit to Oudtshoorn in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in October, things will get a bit cooler in Oudtshoorn: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): view the masterpieces at IBIS Gallery, learn about winemaking at Fraai Uitzicht, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then learn about winemaking at Bemind Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Rooiberg Wine Cellars.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Robertson route maker .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Robertson in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Robertson can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Spas Nightlife

Side Trips

McGregor, IBIS Gallery
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Fraai Uitzicht ©
Fraai Uitzicht
Rooiberg Winery ©
Rooiberg Winery
Spas

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Platteklip Gorge and St. James Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Hermanus Cliff Path and Delaire Graff Estate. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (Waterford Estate, Dorp Street, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor, get engrossed in the history at Chavonnes Battery Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mojo Market, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Robertson to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Hermanus Cliff Path
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Dorp Street ©
Dorp Street
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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