20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Warsaw

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Kim Sacks Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Constitution Hill and Mandela House are in your itinerary. Spend the 2nd (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip maker .

Warsaw, Poland to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Warsaw to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Masorini Archaeological Site and iNyoka Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Bushmans Trail in Kruger National Park (about 1h 15 min away).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit holiday planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Hoedspruit is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Elephant Whispers. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves and admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. June in Nelspruit sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Elephant Whispers, Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Robberg Nature Reserve and The Dolphin Trail. Go for a jaunt from Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park to see Tsitsikamma National Park about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Nelspruit, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Knysna Elephant Park, The Dolphin Trail
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope. We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Cape Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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