15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Indore

2
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, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Regina Mundi, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planner.

Indore, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indore to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Indore in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery) and Kruger National Park (Bushmans Trail, Masorini Archaeological Site, & more). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Hoedspruit. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Phalaborwa
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Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
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.
Explore Nelspruit's surroundings by going to Kruger National Park (Safaris & Napi Wilderness Trail). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, and stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit trip planner.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

5
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: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nelspruit in August, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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