22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 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
Fly:  4​h
6
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Union Buildings. Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill and Mandela House. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get your game on at Randburg Raceway, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

Plan trip to Johannesburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Union Buildings
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
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 5th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and hike along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, and stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species 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 13th (Fri), stroll through The Elephant Sanctuary, then stroll through Elephant Whispers, and then contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village. On the next day, stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hazyview road trip planning site .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

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 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at West Street Mosque, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Durban day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Durban when traveling from Hazyview in December, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
West Street Mosque ©
West Street Mosque

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.
Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Llandudno Beach. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planner.

Fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durban in December, with highs in Cape Town at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Birds of Eden, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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