25 days in South Africa Itinerary

25 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

Make it your trip
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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Bus
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg

— 4 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.
Spend the 21st (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

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

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Johannesburg. In May, Johannesburg is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Hoedspruit

— 4 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 with an excursion to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and surround yourself with nature on Tshukudu Game Lodge.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hoedspruit, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park

— 5 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 (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 27th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, stroll through Idube Game Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park vacation planning tool.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hazyview

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stop by Katundo Leather Shop, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hazyview tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Hazyview takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hazyview are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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 4th (Fri): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Jude's Anglican Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Oudtshoorn takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hazyview in June: high temperatures in Oudtshoorn hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Cape Town

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.