29 days in South Africa & Ezulwini Itinerary

29 days in South Africa & Ezulwini Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Sabie, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Franschhoek, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

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.
For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in November, with highs in Johannesburg at 32°C and lows at 15°C. You will leave for Kruger National Park on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sabie.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sabie, South Africa

— 2 nights
Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. On the 5th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Panorama Route and then stroll through Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Sabie Waterfalls, then admire the engineering at Horse Shoe Trout & About, then sample the tasty concoctions at Hops Hollow, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Mary Shire Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sabie route planner.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Sabie in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in November: highs in Sabie hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ezulwini.

Things to do in Sabie

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 1 night

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, surround yourself with nature on Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre, then contemplate the long history of Mantenga Cultural Village, then explore the galleries of Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery Eswatini, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Camelot Spa at The Royal Swazi.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ezulwini trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Sabie to Ezulwini in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Ezulwini

Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

St Lucia, South Africa

— 1 night
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bhangazi Horse Safaris, then contemplate the long history of Veyane Cultural Village, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St Lucia Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St Lucia tour website.

Traveling by car from Ezulwini to St Lucia takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in St Lucia

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park, then stroll through Kamberg Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highmoor Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sani Pass, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drakensberg Brewery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from St Lucia to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at SANCCOB, and then learn the secrets of beer at Into Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sardinia Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shamrock Chapel.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth journey planner.

Explore your travel options from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Port Elizabeth with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

— 4 nights
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Suspension Bridge and Bhejane Game Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Tsitsikamma National Park: Cadeau Hiking Trails (in Witelsbos), Dutch Reformed Church (in Kareedouw) and Natures Valley Beach (in Nature's Valley). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary, get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and trek along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 2 nights

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 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Karusa Vineyards, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at De Krans Wines, then learn about winemaking at Du'SwaRoo Wine and Olive farm, and then stroll through Meerkat Magic.

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

Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. November in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek, South Africa

— 3 nights

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boschendal Wine Estate and Spas. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Villiera Wines, trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Remhoogte Wine Estate, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Franschhoek day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Franschhoek in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in November, you will find days in Franschhoek are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stony Point Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Get some historical perspective at Robben Island Museum and St. George's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, indulge your senses at Wine Escapes, and have unforgettable encounters with Pisces Divers.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Franschhoek to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side 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.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.