17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  17​h
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Hazyview
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Dublin

2
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, theme parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker website .

Dublin, Ireland to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in March, expect Johannesburg to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
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.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Elephant Whispers and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hazyview planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Johannesburg to Hazyview takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. In March in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): hike along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge and then stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit visit planner.

Take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): Head underground at The Cango Caves, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then get your game on at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn road trip planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Oudtshoorn by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hoedspruit in March; daily highs in Oudtshoorn reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

6
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel tool .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, First South African Perfume Museum
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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