19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hazyview
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Durban
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, 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. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Union Buildings and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg travel route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In September, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Union Buildings
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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 23rd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, hike along Bushmans Trail, and stroll through Mphongolo Backpacking Trail.

For photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

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
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.
When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Safaris in Phalaborwa, approximately Phalaborwa away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Safaris, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©

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 29th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hazyview driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Zipline
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Umhlanga Beach and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Durban trip maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hazyview to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Durban. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Umhlanga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving

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 2nd (Fri): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Durban to Oudtshoorn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in October, things will get slightly colder in Oudtshoorn: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

1
night
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

5
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

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Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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