7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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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.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Cape Quarter Mallfor plenty of shopping. Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, look for gifts at Shimansky, and wander the streets of Bo-kaap.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town travel route planner.

Accra, Ghana to Cape Town is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Accra to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Accra in August, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hoedspruit.
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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 16th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Godding & Godding, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, then explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit day trip planning app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg — 1 night

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 17th (Wed), get some fabulous bargains at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery, stop by Mambu Design, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Johannesburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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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