31 days in South Africa Itinerary

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa tour planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Bus to Cairo Airport, Fly to Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Bus
3
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly to Cairo, Bus to Alexandria

S M T W T F S
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

4
nights
Johannesburg

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 theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planning site.

Alexandria, Egypt to Johannesburg is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Alexandria in December, expect Johannesburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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.
Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery, Amarula Lapa, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

5
nights
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 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

Plan a trip to Kruger National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nelspruit (Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Sudwala Caves, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stop by Katundo Leather Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hazyview trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

2
nights
Durban

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 9th (Sat): stop by Awesome Africa, take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and finally meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Durban travel app.

You can fly from Hazyview to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Durban, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and finally admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Oudtshoorn takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Oudtshoorn is little chillier than Durban - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree). There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden and indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage Healing Hands.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay vacation builder site.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

7
nights
Cape Town

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 in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.