10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
End: Johannesburg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): laugh and play at Gold Reef City, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg day trip tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In October in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Nelson Mandela Square
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, stroll through Idube Game Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

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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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in October, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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