10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Fly
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Pretoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Durban
— 1 night
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Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prins. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town attractions planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cape Town. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cape Town to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in December, you will find days in Kruger National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Hoedspruit

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit online tour planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Pretoria.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Shopping · Museums
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Pretoria

— 1 night
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the different shops at Irene Village Mall and then buy something for everyone on your list at Woodlands Boulevard.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pretoria trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Pretoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hoedspruit, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pretoria, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Pretoria

Side Trip

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Johannesburg

— 2 nights

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.
On the 20th (Mon), learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then buy something for everyone on your list at 24 Boxes.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pretoria to Johannesburg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Pretoria in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Durban.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Durban

— 1 night

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery, examine the collection at Phansi Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban holiday site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Durban in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Durban

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South Africa travel guide

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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.

Limpopo Province travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Zoos
With a name meaning "strong gushing waterfalls" in the Sepedi language, Limpopo features powerful streams, rivers, and waterfalls. A trip through Limpopo reveals several mining towns; tea, tropical fruit, and forestry production areas; as well as mineral springs to the south. A road cuts through the middle of Limpopo, which acts as an important route towards the rest of Africa. Rich in natural resources, Limpopo's tourist attractions include more than 50 game reserves.