10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Polokwane International Airport, Drive to Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Cape Town
— 3 nights


Hoedspruit — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit online trip maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Hoedspruit is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Singapore in April, plan for little chillier days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 30°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Nelspruit.
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Nelspruit — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum will get you outdoors. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see First South African Perfume Museum in Franschhoek, approximately Franschhoek away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

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You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in April, Cape Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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.