59 days in South Africa Itinerary

59 days in South Africa Itinerary

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59 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  12​h
1
Cape Town
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
3
Moremela
— 9 nights
Drive:  12​h
4
Augrabies Falls National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
5
Underberg
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
6
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
7
Rustenburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Kimberley
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Storms River
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Port Shepstone
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Krugersdorp
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Dammam

15
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Cycle the Cape - Day Tour, Fly Cape Town Paragliding, Abseil Africa, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In January, Cape Town is a bit warmer than Dammam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 16:
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

4
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin Paragliding as well as AfriCanyon River Adventures.

Plan trip to Knysna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Moremela on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Knysna

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

AfriCanyon River Adventures, Dolphin Paragliding
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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AfriCanyon River Adventures ©
AfriCanyon River Adventures
Dolphin Paragliding ©
Dolphin Paragliding

9
nights
Moremela

Moremela ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Three Roundavels and Echo Caves.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moremela road trip app .

You can drive from Knysna to Moremela in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Knysna in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moremela: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. You will leave for Augrabies Falls National Park on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Moremela

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Echo Caves
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

6
nights
Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls National Park ©
You've now added Augrabies Falls National Park to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Riemvasmaak Hot Springs and Tierberg Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Augrabies Falls National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Moremela to Augrabies Falls National Park by car takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. On the 5th (Wed), you're off toUnderberg.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tierberg Nature Reserve, Riemvasmaak Hot Springs
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Augrabies Falls National Park
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs ©
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs

5
nights
Underberg

Underberg ©
Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sani Pass. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Drakensberg Mountains and Reichenau Mission. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Underberg: Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston), Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk (in Bulwer) and Benvie Garden (in Howick). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, browse the fresh offerings at Pucketty Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Underberg Studio, and take an in-depth tour of The Himeville Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Underberg vacation planner .

You can drive from Augrabies Falls National Park to Underberg in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Underberg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, The Himeville Museum, Benvie Garden, The Buddhist Retreat Centre, Marutswa Forest Trail and Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sani Pass ©
Sani Pass
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marks Congregational Church, look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dockside Brewery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hobie Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Bayworld and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Elizabeth online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Underberg to Port Elizabeth. In February, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Rustenburg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
St Marks Congregational Church ©
St Marks Congregational Church
Bayworld ©
Bayworld

4
nights
Rustenburg

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.
Zipline has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ukutula Conservation Center and Paul Kruger Country House Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rustenburg: Sun City (The Palace of the Lost City, Valley of Waves, & more).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rustenburg tour planner .

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Rustenburg by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in February, expect nights in Rustenburg to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Rustenburg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sun City, Ukutula Conservation Center
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Zipline
Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves

3
nights
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
The Big Hole has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kimberley Mine Museum and Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at McGregor Museum, identify plant and animal life at Felidae Centre, and browse the exhibits of William Humphreys Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kimberley trip itinerary website .

Getting from Rustenburg to Kimberley by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Storms River.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre ©
Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre

2
nights
Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Natures Valley Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Storms River trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Storms River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kimberley in February, you will find days in Storms River are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Shepstone.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Natures Valley Beach
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Natures Valley Beach ©
Natures Valley Beach
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey ©
Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey

2
nights
Port Shepstone

Port Shepstone ©
Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). Wild 5 Adventures has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sun), get the adrenaline pumping with Wild 5 Adventures and then kick back and relax at Lucien Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Uvongo Beach and then kick back and relax at Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Shepstone road trip site .

You can drive from Storms River to Port Shepstone in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Port Shepstone can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Krugersdorp.

Things to do in Port Shepstone

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Margate, Uvongo Beach
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Wild 5 Adventures ©
Wild 5 Adventures

3
nights
Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp ©
Krugersdorp is a mining city in the West Rand, Gauteng Province, South Africa founded in 1887 by Marthinus Pretorius. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave, then get your game on at BOUNCE Inc, and then try your luck at Montecasino. On the next day, cool off at Aquadome at Emerald Resort and then don't miss a visit to Nizamiye Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Krugersdorp travel planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Shepstone to Krugersdorp. Expect little chillier evenings in Krugersdorp when traveling from Port Shepstone in February, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Krugersdorp

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Midrand, Sterkfontein Cave, Aquadome at Emerald Resort, Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park, Montecasino
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

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