16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Phuthaditjhaba
— 1 night
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Himeville
— 6 nights
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg
— Few hours
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Nelspruit
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights

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Phuthaditjhaba

Phuthaditjhaba ©
Phuthaditjhaba is a town in the Free State province of South Africa. To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Phuthaditjhaba trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg to Phuthaditjhaba is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. February in Phuthaditjhaba sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Himeville.

Things to do in Phuthaditjhaba

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve ©
Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve

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Himeville

Himeville ©
Himeville is a small village/town situated in the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, approx 130 km from Pietermaritzburg. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sani Pass and Maloti Drakensberg Park. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Himeville: The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo), UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (Kamberg Nature Reserve & Highmoor Nature Reserve) and Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Cobham Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at The Himeville Museum, pick up some local products at Pucketty Farm, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reichenau Mission.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Himeville sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Phuthaditjhaba to Himeville in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Himeville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Stormy Hill Trails & Tails ©
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Franschhoek Motor Museum and Helderberg Nature Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Cape Point and Grotto Beach. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Eikehof (in Franschhoek), Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon (in Langebaan) and Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay). There's still lots to do: hike along Platteklip Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, stroll through Fish Hoek Beach, and stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town attractions planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Himeville to Cape Town. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg

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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg route planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Nelspruit

Nelspruit

Gateway to the Lowveld

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nelspruit day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Masorini Archaeological Site. Visiting Olifants Wilderness Trail and Sweni Wilderness Trail will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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