30 days in South Africa & Safaga Itinerary

30 days in South Africa & Safaga Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly to Hurghada International Airport, Drive to Safaga
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Safaga, Egypt
— 3 nights
Drive to Hurghada International Airport, Fly to Kelowna

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Kelowna to Cape Town. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to St Mark's Cathedral, then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and finally steep yourself in history at St Jude's Anglican Church. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort, then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and finally Head underground at Cango Caves.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads), Waterfall Trail (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay online attractions planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 4 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 19th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, walk around Nkuhlu Picnic Site, and indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Kruger National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in January: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Hoedspruit, South Africa

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Amarula Lapa). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit route planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Johannesburg, South Africa

— 5 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.
Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, stop by Amatuli Artefacts, try to win big at Montecasino, and get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg sightseeing website.

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Safaga.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Safaga, Egypt

— 3 nights
Port Safaga, also known as Safaga, is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53km south of Hurghada. Safaga is known for wildlife, adventure, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with El-Mallah, and indulge in some personalized pampering at The Cascades Spa and Thalasso Soma Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Safaga trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Johannesburg to Safaga with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in January; daily highs in Safaga reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Safaga

Outdoors · Spas · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

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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.