Route & dates
28 days in South Africa Itinerary
Start: Cape Town
Fly + taxi: 5h
Hazyview— 3 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Hoedspruit— 6 nights
bus + taxi: 2h 45min
Kruger National Park— 6 nights
taxi + Fly + foot + train: 4h 30min
Johannesburg— 4 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Cape Town— 8 nights
End: Cape Town
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.When in Hazyview, make a side trip to see Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 29th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Whispers.
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Cape Town to Hazyview is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.
Things to do in Hazyview
Kruger National Park
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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.When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Bourkes' Luck Potholes in Moremela, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, look for gifts at Godding & Godding - 24 Degrees South, and explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.
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You can drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 2 hours. In May in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kruger National Park.
Things to do in Hoedspruit
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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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.On the 5th (Mon), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, stroll through Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.
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Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by car takes about 3 hours. June in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.
Things to do in Kruger National Park
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Highlights from your plan
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.Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Krugersdorp (Boer War Blockhouse & Wild Cave Adventures), Montecasino (in Sandton) and Rosa Parks Library (in Soweto). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.
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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kruger National Park in June; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 21°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.
Things to do in Johannesburg
Sandton, Krugersdorp, Rosa Parks Library, Mandela House
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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, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.
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Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cape Town, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Cape Town
Chapman's Peak Drive
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