10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Hazyview
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapman's Peak Drive and First South African Perfume Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Franschhoek (Eikehof, Lynx Wine, &more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach, do a tasting at Constantia Glen Winery, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect Cape Town to be much colder, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Wine Tours & Tastings
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

1
night
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary, and then stroll through Elephant Whispers.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hazyview online visit planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Hazyview by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: highs in Hazyview hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Qualito Craft Distillery, do a tasting at Amarula Lapa, and then stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit road trip planner.

Drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge
Amarula Lapa ©
Amarula Lapa

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, learn about winemaking at Ataraxia Wines, thendo a tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Winery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Whale Coast.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermanus road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Hermanus takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, expect nights in Hermanus to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cape Whale Coast ©
Cape Whale Coast
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Ataraxia Wines ©
Ataraxia Wines

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