18 days in South Africa & Mozambique Itinerary

18 days in South Africa & Mozambique Itinerary

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18 days in South Africa & Mozambique Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
2
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Travel:  11​h 30​min
4
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Visiting Safaris and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and make a trip to Constitution Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: highs in Johannesburg hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Safaris
Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Kruger National Park (Masorini Archaeological Site & Sweni Wilderness Trail). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in August since evenings lows in Hoedspruit dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bazaruto Archipelago.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

2
nights
Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Bazaruto Archipelago ©
Bazaruto Archipelago comprises six islands formed by sand deposits from the Save River.
Get outdoors at Two Mile Reef and Magaruque Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bazaruto Archipelago trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoedspruit to Bazaruto Archipelago. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bazaruto Archipelago, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Bazaruto Archipelago

Wildlife Parks
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Two Mile Reef ©
Two Mile Reef

2
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nelspruit online driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bazaruto Archipelago to Nelspruit. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bazaruto Archipelago in August since evenings lows in Nelspruit dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

5
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.
Get outdoors at Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Clifton Beaches and Fish Hoek Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nelspruit in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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