24 days in South Africa & Butha-Buthe Itinerary

24 days in South Africa & Butha-Buthe Itinerary

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Underberg, South Africa
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Butha-Buthe, Lesotho
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Sun City, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
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George, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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East London, South Africa
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Underberg, South Africa

— 2 nights
Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Underberg is known for shopping, historic sites, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains, relax in the rural setting at River Glen Farm Cheese, admire all the interesting features of Sani Pass, and look for gifts at Underberg Cheesery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Underberg online travel planner.

Pietermaritzburg to Underberg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Butha-Buthe.

Things to do in Underberg

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Butha-Buthe, Lesotho

— 3 nights
Butha-Buthe is the capital city or camptown of the Butha-Buthe District in Lesotho. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Afriski Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Liphofung Caves and then cruise along Mafika Lisiu Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Butha-Buthe route planning site.

Getting from Underberg to Butha-Buthe by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You'll set off for Kruger National Park on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Butha-Buthe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and then explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park holiday app.

Traveling by car from Butha-Buthe to Kruger National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Butha-Buthe in September, expect Kruger National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sun City, South Africa

— 3 nights
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Pilanesberg National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sun City day trip planning app.

Drive from Kruger National Park to Sun City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Kruger National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sun City: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Sun City

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Bloemfontein, South Africa

— 2 nights

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn about all things military at Queen's Fort Military Museum, get great views at Naval Hill, and then get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum.

Plan my day in Bloemfontein using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sun City to Bloemfontein takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sun City in September, with highs in Bloemfontein at 30°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Shopping

Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 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: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bloemfontein to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bloemfontein in September: highs in Cape Town hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

George, South Africa

— 2 nights
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint, then get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery and then experience rural life at Redberry Farm.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our George trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to George by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in George

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

— 2 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, then kick back and relax at Hobie Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from George to Port Elizabeth in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. September in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Grahamstown.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Grahamstown, South Africa

— 1 night
Grahamstown is a city of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Observatory Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Michael and St George.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grahamstown journey planner.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to East London.

Things to do in Grahamstown

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

East London, South Africa

— 1 night
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the East London trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grahamstown to East London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in East London sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port St Johns.

Things to do in East London

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Port St Johns, South Africa

— 2 nights
A website especially designed to advertise the various establishments on Agate Terrace (Long Beach) in Port St. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a tour by water with Offshore Africa and then stroll through Silaka Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port St Johns vacation planning app.

Getting from East London to Port St Johns by car takes about 4.5 hours. September in Port St Johns sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port St Johns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.

North-West Province travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Water Parks
A trip to the North-West Province can include everything from sunning and swimming on beaches to exploration of World Heritage Sites. The region also acts boasts some of the world's biggest entertainment centers, with casinos, golf courses, and concert halls supplementing North West's tourism sector. Explore UNESCO-protected attractions including the world's largest meteor crater and a hominid fossil site. Most of the population in North West consists of rural people with well-preserved traditions, so take a guided tour of these living-museum communities.