17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg journey maker app.

Valletta, Malta to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Johannesburg is 1 hour. In March, Johannesburg is somewhat warmer than Valletta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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.
Kruger National Park is known for wildlife, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, trek along Bushmans Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

2
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
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.
On the 12th (Fri), view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, thenstroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hippo Jessica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

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Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Spas
Hippo Jessica ©
Hippo Jessica

1
night
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Plettenberg Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in March, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip builder.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, plan for little chillier days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

1
night
Gansbaai

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, thenstroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gansbaai online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Gansbaai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, expect nights in Gansbaai to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town holiday planning site.

You can drive from Gansbaai to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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