13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa tour planner

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Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Bulwer
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Bulwer
— 1 night
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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to George Airport, Drive to Tsitsikamma National Park
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 1 night

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Bulwer

— 1 night
Bulwer is a small town in the KwaZulu-Natal's Midlands region, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore by horseback at Stormy Hill Trails & Tails and then trek along Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Buddhist Retreat Centre.

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Johannesburg to Bulwer is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in January, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Bulwer: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Bulwer

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tsitsikamma National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Waterfall Trail, make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and then snap pictures at Suspension Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Dolphin Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Bulwer to Tsitsikamma National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Bulwer in January, expect nights in Tsitsikamma National Park to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Cape Town

— 6 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: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tsitsikamma National Park to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Kruger National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Johannesburg

— 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Side Trip

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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.