15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h
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:  21​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Visit Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at District Six Museum and Klein Constantia. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Cape Town. In September, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Sudwala Caves. When in Nelspruit, make a side trip to see Elephant Whispers in Hazyview, approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit visit planning site .

Getting from Cape Town to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in September: high temperatures in Nelspruit hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Elephant Whispers, Safaris
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Masorini Archaeological Site and iNyoka Art Gallery. When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Sweni Wilderness Trail in Kruger National Park, approximately 1h 15 min away.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Johannesburg using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hoedspruit in September since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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

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