45 days in South Africa Itinerary

45 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa visit planner

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Kruger National Park
— 7 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg
— 5 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Durban
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Kruger National Park

— 7 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 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 19th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Nkumbe View Site, don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, and hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park travel route planner.

Ranchi, India to Kruger National Park is an approximately 120-hour travel. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Ranchi to Kruger National Park is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ranchi in June: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa to see Qualito Craft Distillery about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, play a few rounds at Drakensig Golf Club, browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Nelspruit (Emnotweni Casino, Sudwala Caves, &more), Wonder View (in Graskop) and Antiques & Artifacts (in White River). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hazyview online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Hazyview sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). Spend the 3rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Hazyview to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Johannesburg is a bit cooler than Hazyview - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: De Rust (Meiringspoort Waterfall & Meiringspoort), George (Redberry Farm & Outeniqua Transport Museum) and Knysna (Knysna Elephant Park, Knysna Heads, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Cango Caves, relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, and look for gifts at Tiny Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Oudtshoorn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Durban

— 3 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.
Step out of Durban to go to Ballito and see Spas, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, cool off at uShaka Marine World, buy something for everyone on your list at Westville Junction, and explore the galleries of Makiwa Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: high temperatures in Durban hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.