54 days in South Africa Itinerary

54 days in South Africa Itinerary

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54 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Durban
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 30 min
6
Hazyview
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
8
Kruger National Park
— 7 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
9
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Accra

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, visit Abseil Africa, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Accra, Ghana to Cape Town is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Ghana Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time is 2 hours. In June, Cape Town is colder than Accra - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

5
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to Meiringspoort (in De Rust), George (Outeniqua Transport Museum & The Fudgemaster) and Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness). The adventure continues: cruise along Swartberg Pass, experience rural life at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn travel route planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

George, De Rust, Wilderness Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

5
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Robberg 5 Beach, and make a splash at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park.

To plan Plettenberg Bay vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in July, Plettenberg Bay is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

5
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Elizabeth side-trips: Sundays River Mouth and Beach (in Colchester), Cathedral of St Michael and St George (in Grahamstown) and Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth route planner.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Port Elizabeth when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cathedral of St Michael and St George, Sundays River Mouth and Beach, Paradise Beach, Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo
Highlights from your plan
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo

6
nights
Durban

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 Port Shepstone and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, cool off at uShaka Wet 'n Wild, enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile, and observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durban planning site .

Fly from Port Elizabeth to Durban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Elizabeth in July: high temperatures in Durban hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
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.
Explore Hazyview's surroundings by going to Nelspruit (Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hazyview tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Durban to Hazyview takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Durban in July, Hazyview is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
Highlights from your plan
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Safaris
Zipline

6
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Big Boabab (in Gravelotte) and Phalaborwa (Safaris, Qualito Craft Distillery, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, get to know the resident critters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, and take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit online travel planner .

You can take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Big Boabab
Highlights from your plan
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Safaris

7
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
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 31st (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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, and contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

6
nights
Johannesburg

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: Pretoria (Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument, &more), Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get outside with Greenstone Mall, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip tool .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sterkfontein Cave, Ukutula Conservation Center, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Nelson Mandela Square
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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