9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  2​h
1
Kroonstad
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Sabie
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Graskop
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Hazyview
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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Kroonstad

Kroonstad ©
Kroonstad is the third-largest city of the Free State province of South Africa and lies two hours drive from Gauteng.Kroonstad was established in 1855 by the Irish pioneer Joseph Orpen, and was the first city founded after the independence of the Orange Free State. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery and then stroll through Boskoppie Lion Farm & Private Game Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kroonstad trip planner .

Johannesburg to Kroonstad is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sabie.

Things to do in Kroonstad

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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2
nights
Sabie

Sabie ©
Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. On the 5th (Tue), stroll through Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): hike along Forest Falls Nature Walk, then admire the sheer force of Mary Shire Falls, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Hops Hollow.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sabie vacation builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kroonstad to Sabie. Traveling from Kroonstad in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sabie, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Graskop.

Things to do in Sabie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Hops Hollow
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Sabi Sand Game Reserve ©
Sabi Sand Game Reserve

2
nights
Graskop

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): head outdoors with The Big Swing, go for a walk through Graskop Gorge Lift Company, then explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, then stroll through Wonder View, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Berlin Falls, cruise along Panorama Route, and then stop by Africa Silks.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Graskop tour planner .

Graskop is very close to Sabie. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Wonder View ©
Wonder View
Berlin Falls ©
Berlin Falls

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hazyview route planner.

Drive from Graskop to Hazyview in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tshukudu Game Lodge and Spas. Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Lonely Bull Trail and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Hazyview to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park
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Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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