31 days in South Africa Itinerary

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa vacation planner

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Cape Town
— 7 nights
Drive
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Klapmuts
— 2 nights
Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Durban
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Durban
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 5 nights
Fly

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Cape Town

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will enjoy Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town tour planning site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cape Town. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Klapmuts.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Klapmuts

— 2 nights
You've now added Drakenstein Lion Park to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drakenstein Lion Park, and then do a tasting at Anura Vineyards. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Uitkyk Wine Estate, do a tasting at Mitre's Edge Wine Estate, and then do a tasting at Arra Vineyards.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Klapmuts fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cape Town to Klapmuts by car takes about an hour. April in Klapmuts sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Klapmuts

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Durban

— 5 nights

Surf City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like uShaka Marine World and Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach. Explore Durban's surroundings by going to KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti), Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat) and Zinkwazi Beach House (in Zinkwazi Beach). The adventure continues: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durban sightseeing planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klapmuts to Durban. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Klapmuts in April since evenings lows in Durban dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kruger National Park

— 6 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 1st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in April, plan for little chillier nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hoedspruit

— 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and Elephant Whispers. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, meet the residents at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Siyafunda Conservation.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit holiday builder app.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Johannesburg

— 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.
Attractions like Apartheid Museum and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (National Library of South Africa & Union Buildings). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and view the masterpieces at Bag Factory Artist Studios.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hoedspruit in May since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.