29 days in South Africa Itinerary

29 days in South Africa Itinerary

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29 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney
flight:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
2
Durban
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Elizabeth
— Few hours
4
Knysna
— 2 nights
5
Paarl
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Cape Town
— 8 nights
7
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
8
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
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Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

6
nights
Durban

Durban
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.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durban trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 20°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:

few
hours
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Elizabeth trip maker site .

You can fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Port Elizabeth is little chillier than Durban - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. You'll set off for Knysna on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

2
nights
Knysna

Knysna
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Knysna road trip planning website .

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Knysna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Paarl on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

2
nights
Paarl

Paarl
The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paarl travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Paarl takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toCape Town.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Paarl to Cape Town by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 8:

few
hours
Johannesburg

Johannesburg
To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in October, you will find days in Johannesburg are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

5
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.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online tour planner .

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. October in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

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