15 days in South Africa & Seychelles Itinerary

15 days in South Africa & Seychelles Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa & Seychelles Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  25​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 1 night
+4
ferry + Drive + Fly + tram + train:  27​h
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States


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4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Appreciate the collections at District Six Museum and Eyewitness - A Private Collection. Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Greenmarket Square, hike along Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip maker website .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Cape Town is 7 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, expect nights in Cape Town to be much colder, around 53°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

2
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Amarula Lapa, then sample the fine beverages at Qualito Craft Distillery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Kingfisher Gallery, and then stop by Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Shopping Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

2
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sandton City Mall.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sandton City Mall, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galerie Passerose and Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Anse Lazio and Anse Volbert. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, stroll through Anse La Blague, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Georgette, and head off the coast to Curieuse Island.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Praslin Island sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Praslin Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Praslin Island. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, you will find days in Praslin Island are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are much warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Anse Lazio ©
Anse Lazio
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve ©
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
Anse Georgette ©
Anse Georgette

1
night
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiagge di Anse Marron, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Source D'Argent, and then stroll through Anse La Reunion Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the La Digue Island vacation planner.

La Digue Island is just a short distance from Praslin Island. November in La Digue Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Digue Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Anse La Reunion Beach ©
Anse La Reunion Beach

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