15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary maker

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Union Buildings in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg vacation planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Bucharest in July, expect Johannesburg to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Kruger National Park

— 3 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.
Kruger National Park is known for wildlife, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kruger National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in July, with highs in Kruger National Park at 26°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Hoedspruit

— 3 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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, and get outside with Tshukudu Game Lodge.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit route planner.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Cape Town

— 5 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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and visit Bo-kaap.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in July, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

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.