16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Culiacan
Fly:  32​h
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hazyview
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Culiacan

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: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, try to win big at Gold Reef City, and browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Johannesburg journey planner.

Culiacan, Mexico to Johannesburg is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Culiacan to Johannesburg. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Culiacan in April: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 28°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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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.
Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Nyalaland Wilderness Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Plan a trip to Hoedspruit easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Nyalaland Wilderness Trail ©
Nyalaland Wilderness Trail
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

2
nights
Hazyview

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stroll through Elephant Whispers.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hazyview online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape of Good Hope, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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