21 days in South Africa Itinerary

21 days in South Africa Itinerary

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21 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hazyview
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Robertson
— 2 nights
7
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History and then view the masterpieces at Everard Read Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip builder website .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in June; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Masorini Archaeological Site and Ukuthula Designs. Step out of Kruger National Park to go to Phalaborwa and see Amarula Lapa, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and stroll through Bushmans Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Kruger National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ukuthula Designs, Amarula Lapa
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Elephant Whispers. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hazyview trip builder tool .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hazyview by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Zipline

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dolphin Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay online itinerary planner .

Getting from Hazyview to Plettenberg Bay by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hazyview in June: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Dolphin Trail
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

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 20th (Thu), Head underground at The Cango Caves, then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and then learn about winemaking at Karusa Vineyards.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn planner .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Robertson.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wineries
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves

2
nights
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): do a tasting at Graham Beck Robertson Estate, learn about winemaking at Bemind Wines, then do a tasting at Lord's Wines, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, do a tasting at Springfield Estate Winery, do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, then do a tasting at Esona Boutique Wine Estate, and finally do a tasting at Excelsior Wine Estate.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Robertson journey planner .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Robertson takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Spas

Side Trip

McGregor
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Springfield Estate Winery ©
Springfield Estate Winery
Excelsior Wine Estate ©
Excelsior Wine Estate

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.
Visiting Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island Museum will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Maclear's Beacon and Bo-kaap. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and learn about winemaking at High Constantia Wine Cellar.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town route planning app .

Traveling by car from Robertson to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Cape Town sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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