13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
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City of Light

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wild Cave Adventures and Horseback Africa. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Johannesburg, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in April, plan for little chillier days in Johannesburg, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

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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.
Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nelspruit road trip site.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Nature · Parks
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Cape Town

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Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

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Getting from Nelspruit to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Town, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
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South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.