47 days in South Africa Itinerary

47 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
St Lucia
— 3 nights
2
Durban
— 5 nights
3
Cathkin Park
— 1 night
4
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
5
Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
6
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
7
Hazyview
— 5 nights
8
Cape Town
— 7 nights
9
West Coast National Park
— 1 night
10
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
11
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights

3
nights
St Lucia

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
St Lucia is known for parks, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary, and take a pleasant ride with Bhangazi Horse Safaris.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St Lucia road trip planning site.

Bengaluru, India to St Lucia is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to St Lucia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: The Yoga Studio (in Ballito) and Harold Johnson Nature Reserve (in Stanger). There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, test your team's savvy at Mindgame Escape, and browse the different shops at Westville Junction.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Durban itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Durban, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks, Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, The Yoga Studio, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

1
night
Cathkin Park

Cathkin Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): relax and float downstream with Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, thenenjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and then take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cathkin Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Durban to Cathkin Park by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Outdoors Adventure Nature

Side Trip

Drakensberg Mountains
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Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Champagne Castle Adventure Centre ©
Champagne Castle Adventure Centre

5
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.
Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Spend the 13th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try to win big at Montecasino, and browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cathkin Park to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino, HintHunt
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

6
nights
Kruger National Park

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 16th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park holiday maker.

Fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and look for gifts at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit journey maker website.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Safaris
Qualito Craft Distillery ©
Qualito Craft Distillery
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview online travel planner.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Hazyview sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Safaris
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Cape Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to West Coast National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park ©
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our West Coast National Park itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to West Coast National Park takes 2 hours. In October in West Coast National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
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West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place (in Calitzdorp), Wilderness (Tiny Shop, Wilderness Segway Tours, &more) and Sedgefield (Cloud 9 Lookout & FlyTime Paragliding South Africa). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, get a dose of the wild on Swartberg Mountain Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn day trip app.

Explore your travel options from West Coast National Park to Oudtshoorn with the Route module. Traveling from West Coast National Park in October, expect nights in Oudtshoorn to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Knysna, Wilderness, Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

3
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Tsitsikamma National Park is known for adventure, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Face Adrenalin, make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, take in the views from Storms River bridge, and see Tsitsikamma Adventure Land.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tsitsikamma National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Tsitsikamma National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Storms River bridge
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Untouched Adventures ©
Untouched Adventures

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