9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town online holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Cape Town. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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 30th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit planner .

Fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery
Spas

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.
Apartheid Museum and I was shot in Joburg will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill and look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Johannesburg. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
I was shot in Joburg ©
I was shot in Joburg

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