19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa tour itinerary planner

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Hazyview
— 2 nights
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Cape Town

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip maker.

Durban to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durban in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

Oudtshoorn

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the galleries of Cape Palette Art Gallery, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves. On your second day here, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn route planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in November, expect nights in Oudtshoorn to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Johannesburg

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Pretoria to see Voortrekker Monument about 46 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and learn insider's secrets on Time Anchor Distillery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oudtshoorn in November: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Kruger National Park

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail.

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You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Hoedspruit

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa to see Safaris about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit day trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Hazyview

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Elephant Whispers and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hazyview route planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in November, you will find days in Hazyview are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.