17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Toronto

3
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, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Johannesburg is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect nights in Johannesburg to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Greenstone Mall, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

4
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.
Spend the 20th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get outside with Siyafunda Conservation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Spas

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in September, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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