60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Johannesburg
— 6 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
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Hazyview
— 5 nights
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Durban
— 6 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 6 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
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Cape Town
— 14 nights
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Johannesburg

— 6 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: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). Spend the 12th (Fri) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. Spend the 14th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Art Eye Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg online tour itinerary builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Johannesburg. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in March: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Hoedspruit

— 6 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.
Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa, Qualito Craft Distillery, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery, and browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip maker site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 24th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, admire the engineering at Klaserie Dam, and indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Hazyview

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hazyview: Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves & Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary), Graskop (Wonder View & Panorama Route) and Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Katundo Leather Shop, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview road trip planner.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Durban

— 6 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Ballito (Spas & Willard Beach). There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, laugh and play at uShaka Marine World, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and kick back and relax at Umdloti Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Durban route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hazyview in April since evenings lows in Durban dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Port Elizabeth

— 6 nights

Windy City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park) and Sundays River Mouth and Beach (in Colchester). Spend the 9th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. Spend the 10th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sardinia Bay Beach, stroll around Londt Park Miniature Railway, and kick back and relax at Hobie Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth attractions planning website.

You can fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in April, with highs in Port Elizabeth at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Knysna Heads, &more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Waterfall Trail, Otter Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, make a splash at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park, and do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay vacation website.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to George (Cape Palette Art Gallery & Outeniqua Transport Museum), De Rust (Meiringspoort Waterfall & Meiringspoort) and Janine Iron and Washing Museum (in Hartenbos). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, trot along with a tour on horseback, cruise along Rooiberg Pass, and explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn day trip app.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oudtshoorn, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 14 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Villiera Wines (in Koelenhof), Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek) and The Stellenbosch Village Museum (in Stellenbosch). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.