22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Albany
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Hazyview
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
4
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  23 h
End: Albany

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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Albany, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train, tram, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Albany in August; daily highs in Cape Town reach 65°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hazyview takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hazyview, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

3
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.
Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online vacation planner.

You can drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Qualito Craft Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Qualito Craft Distillery ©
Qualito Craft Distillery
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

5
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Spend the 20th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

4
nights
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, try your luck at Montecasino, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, Johannesburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Sandton
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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