60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary planner

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Johannesburg
— 5 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
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Durban
— 4 nights
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Mossel Bay
— 5 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
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George
— 4 nights
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Wilderness
— 6 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
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Cape Town
— 8 nights
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Hermanus
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria). Spend the 4th (Thu) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get to know the resident critters at Johannesburg Zoo, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg vacation tool.

Doha, Qatar to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Johannesburg. In March, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary, Safaris, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit visit site.

Fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 15th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Durban

— 4 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.
Explore Durban's surroundings by going to Ballito (Willard Beach & Spas). There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, play a few rounds at Zimbali Golf Course, observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, and enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durban trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Durban in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in March since evenings lows in Durban dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mossel Bay

— 5 nights

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Mossel Bay side-trips: Stilbaai (Inverroche Distillery, Lappiesbaai Beach, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stroll through Nkonzo Wildlife Research, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay trip planner.

You can fly from Durban to Mossel Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durban in March: high temperatures in Mossel Bay hover around 27°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Oudtshoorn

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Calitzdorp (Roger Young Gallery, Rooiberg Pass, &more), Meiringspoort (in De Rust) and Prince Albert (Karoo Donkey Sanctuary & Fernskloof Wines). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cango Caves, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church, and steep yourself in history at Arbeidsgenot.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mossel Bay in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to George.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

George

— 4 nights
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
George is known for museums, nature, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tee off at George Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, head off the coast to Groot Brakrivier Island, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Outeniqua Pass.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the George online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to George takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, you will find days in George are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in George

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Wilderness

— 6 nights
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perdepoort Horse Tails, get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wilderness online trip itinerary planner.

Wilderness is very close to George. In April in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Plettenberg Bay

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge, Otter Trail, &more) and Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Knysna Heads, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Healing Hands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and play a few rounds at Simola Golf.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 8 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: get great views at Cape Point, whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa, identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hermanus

— 6 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hermanus: Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Swellendam (Marloth Nature Reserve, Drostdy Museum, &more) and Oneiric Wines (in Elgin). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Grotto Beach, learn about winemaking at Sumaridge Wine Estate, and stop by Funky Vibes.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hermanus online travel planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.