32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly
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Durban
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 4 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Holy Trinity Church, Jandreart Studio, &more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, relax and rejuvenate at Forest Nature Spa, learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mitchell's Brewery.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planning tool.

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:

1
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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.
On the 20th (Sun), experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip builder site.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

6
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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, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum.

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Drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

3
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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.
Durban is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, see the interesting displays at Port Natal Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Durban day trip planning app.

Fly from Cape Town to Durban in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect Durban to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hazyview: Nelspruit (i'langa Mall, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, stop by Katundo Leather Shop, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hazyview online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Hazyview takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hazyview when traveling from Durban in December, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 4th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hazyview to Kruger National Park takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

5
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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 (Amarula Lapa, Safaris, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, explore the galleries of Kingfisher Gallery, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit holiday maker website.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site to see The Cradle of Humankind about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and savor the flavors at Time Anchor Distillery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

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.