19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Durban
— 1 night
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Hazyview
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

Before you visit Cape Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Swakopmund, Namibia to Cape Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Swakopmund in July, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Durban

— 1 night

Surf City

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then cool off at uShaka Marine World, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Durban trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in July, with highs in Durban at 27°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hazyview

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Nelspruit (Safaris, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hazyview trip builder.

Fly from Durban to Hazyview in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Hazyview, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Hoedspruit

— 3 nights
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 Hoedspruit to go to Phalaborwa and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, meet the residents at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit online trip maker.

Getting from Hazyview to Hoedspruit by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Kruger National Park

— 4 nights
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 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, stroll around Nkuhlu Picnic Site, contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site, and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park visit planning tool.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Johannesburg

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, gain some tasty knowledge on Time Anchor Distillery, and try to win big at Montecasino.

Make your Johannesburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Johannesburg is slightly colder than Kruger National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.