18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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18 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Durban
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town attractions planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. In August, Cape Town is cooler than Tel Aviv - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in August, with highs in Durban at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Umhlanga Beach
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Shark Diving

2
nights
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 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Getting from Durban to Hazyview by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Durban in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hazyview, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Zipline
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa to see Safaris about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, and get outside with Siyafunda Conservation.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Safaris
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Safaris
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

4
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 25th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Lonely Bull Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Johannesburg route planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kruger National Park in August, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Safaris
Room Escape Games
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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