30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

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30 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
2
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  21​h
End: Bangkok

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Hill and Mandela House. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the exciting artwork at Kim Sacks Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary builder site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Johannesburg is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. In February, Johannesburg is slightly colder than Bangkok - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

5
nights
Hoedspruit

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Masorini Archaeological Site and Amarula Lapa. Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve), Kruger National Park (Sweni Wilderness Trail & Olifants Wilderness Trail) and Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip planner .

Fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 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 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Phalaborwa
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview. When in Nelspruit, make a side trip to see Elephant Whispers in Hazyview, approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves and stop by Africa Joy.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nelspruit when traveling from Hoedspruit in February, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hazyview, Safaris, Africa Joy
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and High Constantia Wine Cellar. Popular historic sites such as Groot Constantia and Groote Kerk are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp's Bay Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in February, expect cooler with lows of 19°C in Cape Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

1
night
Gansbaai

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gansbaai trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cape Town to Gansbaai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna Heads (in Knysna), Tsitsikamma National Park (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip builder site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Gansbaai to Plettenberg Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tsitsikamma National Park ©
Tsitsikamma National Park

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Cango Caves and Wilderness Beach. Dutch Reformed Mother Church and Cape Palette Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Oudtshoorn with a short trip to Meiringspoort in De Rust, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, and relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip planner .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

De Rust, George, Wilderness Beach
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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