13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Cape Town — 4 nights

Mother City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in September, expect Cape Town to be colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Kruger National Park — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Kruger National Park to Nelspruit to see Kruger National Park about 48 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, trek along Bushmans Trail, and learn more about the world around you at Letaba Elephant Hall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Kruger National Park is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.
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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 21st (Wed): revel in the low prices at Godding & Godding, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): revel in the low prices at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Sandton City.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in September, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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