13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
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Johannesburg — 2 nights

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.
Outdoors · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Hoedspruit — 3 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.
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.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Nelspruit — 2 nights

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.

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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.
Parks · Nature
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Cape Town — 4 nights

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 Robben Island Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and do a tasting at Klein Constantia.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel route planning site.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in April, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Cape Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.