30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Durban
— 1 day
2
Cathkin Park
— 1 night
3
St Lucia
— 1 night
4
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
5
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
6
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
7
Hazyview
— 6 nights
8
Cape Town
— 6 nights
9
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and then test your problem-solving skills at Mindgame Escape.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Durban online trip builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Durban. September in Durban sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Mindgame Escape
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Shark Diving
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens
Mindgame Escape ©
Mindgame Escape

1
night
Cathkin Park

Cathkin Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains, take in the architecture and design of Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drakensberg Brewery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cathkin Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Durban to Cathkin Park takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Drakensberg Mountains
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Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Drakensberg Brewery ©
Drakensberg Brewery

1
night
St Lucia

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stop by Canerat Crafts, then kick back and relax at Bhangazi Horse Safaris, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St Lucia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cathkin Park to St Lucia takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Canerat Crafts ©
Canerat Crafts

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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.
Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg holiday builder app.

You can fly from St Lucia to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Montecasino, Escape Room South Africa
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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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.
Spend the 8th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Phalaborwa (Safaris & Amarula Lapa). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Safaris
Amarula Lapa ©
Amarula Lapa
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Nelspruit (Montrose Falls, Sudwala Caves, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, make a trip to Pabeni Gate Kruger National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window, and contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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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: get great views at Cape Point, explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, stop by Bo-kaap, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip builder tool.

You can fly from Hazyview to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hazyview in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
On the 29th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, then kick your exploration up a notch at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Face Adrenalin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Storms River bridge, then head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Adventure Land, and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park route maker tool.

Getting from Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Storms River bridge
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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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