32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Johannesburg
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Durban
— 4 nights
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 22 nights
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Cape Town
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Gansbaai
— 3 nights
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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.
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London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Johannesburg at 22°C and lows at 5°C. You will leave for Durban on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Durban

— 4 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Zipline. Family-friendly places like uShaka Marine World and Phansi Museum will thrill your kids. When in Durban, make a side trip to see Spas in Ballito, approximately Ballito away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Mile.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Durban road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Durban takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Durban hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

— 22 nights
Get in touch with nature at Maloti Drakensberg Park and Stormy Hill Trails & Tails. Attractions like Sani Pass and Monks Cowl make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park: Cathedral Peak (in Kokwane), Cathkin Park (Drakensberg Boys Choir School & Drakensberg Brewery) and Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk (in Bulwer).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Durban to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Gansbaai on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping
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Gansbaai

— 3 nights
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.
Visiting Shark Diving and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Gansbaai: Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast (in L'Agulhas) and Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa (in Cape Agulhas).

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gansbaai day trip website.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Gansbaai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Gansbaai are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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South Africa travel guide

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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.