13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
Singapore

3
days
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.
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. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Johannesburg. Traveling from Singapore in April, you will find days in Johannesburg are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Outdoors, #Casinos, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Horseback Africa, Wild Cave Adventures
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Thornybush Game Reserve in Kruger National Park, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Thornbush Game Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit vacation builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Hoedspruit. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
days
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, head off-road at local off-road trails.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit vacation builder.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

#Parks, #Nature
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

4
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get outdoors at Table Mountain and Clifton Beaches. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape Town holiday planner.

Fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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