13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
George
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
6
Wilderness
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then explore and take pictures at Constitution Hill, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Johannesburg. When traveling from Singapore in April, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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.
On the 1st (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Qualito Craft Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, stroll through Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit travel route website .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
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Spas
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take in the pleasant sights at Maclear's Beacon, explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker.

Fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 7th (Thu), look for gifts at Verbatim Bookstore, take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stellenbosch itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to George.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Museums Shopping
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Stellenbosch Village Museum ©
The Stellenbosch Village Museum
Verbatim Bookstore ©
Verbatim Bookstore

1
night
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Happy Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the George trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Stellenbosch to George takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in George can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wilderness.

Things to do in George

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

1
night
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
On the 9th (Sat), explore the activities along Wilderness Lagoon, kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, and then stop by Tiny Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilderness trip itinerary planner.

Wilderness is just a stone's throw from George. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness Lagoon ©
Wilderness Lagoon

1
night
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): snap pictures at Suspension Bridge, then stroll through Otter Trail, then take in the views from Storms River bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsitsikamma National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Wilderness to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Tsitsikamma National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Storms River bridge
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Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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