29 days in South Africa Itinerary

29 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Durban
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg

— 4 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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Sandton City, and try to win big at Montecasino.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Johannesburg. Traveling from New Delhi in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Johannesburg, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:

Hoedspruit

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Amarula Lapa). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Kruger National Park

— 5 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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 6th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site, and relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park holiday maker.

Traveling by bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:

Cape Town

— 7 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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town route maker.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in March: highs in Cape Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 14:

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 15th (Mon): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and then admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in March, you will find days in Oudtshoorn are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Plettenberg Bay

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Otter Trail). There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Oudtshoorn, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Durban

— 3 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and then take in the history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World and then take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durban journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Durban takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March, with highs in Durban at 35°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

South Africa travel guide

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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.