31 days in South Africa Itinerary

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
3
Durban
— 4 nights
4
Pretoria
— 3 nights
5
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
6
Polokwane
— 1 night
7
Nelspruit
— 5 nights
8
Bloemfontein
— 1 night
9
Rustenburg
— 1 night

4
nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Johannesburg is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. When traveling from Medellin in June, plan for slightly colder days in Johannesburg, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate, HintHunt, Alberts Farm
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

6
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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip maker site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

4
nights
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.
Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, browse the different shops at Westville Junction, take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Durban trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Cape Town to Durban by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in June, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks, Spa at The View
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

3
nights
Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pretoria: Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris (in Magaliesburg), Horseback Riding Tours (in Hartbeespoort) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukutula Conservation Center, appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pretoria trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Durban to Pretoria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in June, expect Pretoria to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Pretoria

Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris, Ukutula Conservation Center, Horseback Riding Tours, Lion and Safari Park
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris ©
Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, then steep yourself in history at Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial, and then push the limits with Afroventures Tours & Safaris.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth trip planner.

Fly from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pretoria in June: highs in Port Elizabeth hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Afroventures Tours & Safaris ©
Afroventures Tours & Safaris
Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists ©
Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists

1
night
Polokwane

Polokwane ©
Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety" in Northern Sotho, is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of the North.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Polokwane trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Port Elizabeth to Polokwane with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Port Elizabeth in July since evenings lows in Polokwane dip to 5°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Polokwane

Shopping
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Mall of the North ©
Mall of the North

5
nights
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 out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: Kruger National Park (Safaris, Nkumbe View Site, &more), Zipline (in Hazyview) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery, explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, and look for gifts at Africa Joy.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Nelspruit road trip planner.

Drive from Polokwane to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nelspruit when traveling from Polokwane in July, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, White River, Zipline
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Safaris
Nkumbe View Site ©
Nkumbe View Site
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

1
night
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve, then surround yourself with nature on Cheetah Experience, and then get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery, then test your team's savvy at Elude Escape Rooms, then explore the world behind art at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery on Leviseur.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Bloemfontein takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Nelspruit, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Bloemfontein, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rustenburg.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Elude Escape Rooms ©
Elude Escape Rooms
Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum

1
night
Rustenburg

Situated at the base of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the town of Rustenburg boasts a rich history and heritage as the site of a platinum mining rush, the location of several Boer War battles, and the hometown of Paul Kruger, a famous South African politician.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Akwaaba Predator Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kudus Rus.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rustenburg trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Bloemfontein to Rustenburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Rustenburg is a bit warmer than Bloemfontein - with highs of 26°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rustenburg

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Zipline
Kudus Rus ©
Kudus Rus
Akwaaba Predator Park ©
Akwaaba Predator Park

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