60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
2
Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
3
Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
4
Hazyview
— 4 nights
5
Durban
— 7 nights
6
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
8
Cape Town
— 16 nights

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, Inyoni Estate Crocodile Farm, &more), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Johannesburg route planner.

Sohag, Egypt to Johannesburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sohag in April, expect Johannesburg to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Bedfordview, Greenstone Mall, Montecasino, Ukutula Conservation Center
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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 22nd (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and trek along Lonely Bull Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 26:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa, Safaris, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:
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Safaris
Qualito Craft Distillery ©
Qualito Craft Distillery
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hazyview: Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Safaris, &more) and Shautany Chocolatiers (in White River). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hazyview journey planner.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hazyview, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Shautany Chocolatiers
Find places to stay May 2 — 6:
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Safaris
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shongweni Farmers Market (in Hillcrest), KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti) and Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Tinley Manor Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and head outdoors with Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban travel planner.

Fly from Hazyview to Durban in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hazyview in May: high temperatures in Durban hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito, Shongweni Farmers Market, KartingKZN Galleria, Umhlanga Beach
Find places to stay May 6 — 13:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Calitzdorp (Oude Postkantoor & Rooiberg Pass), Wilderness (Wilderness Beach, Tiny Shop, &more) and George (Outeniqua Transport Museum & Dutch Reformed Mother Church). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and go for a walk through Geelkrans Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip builder tool.

Fly from Durban to Oudtshoorn in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Durban in May, with highs in Oudtshoorn at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilderness, Calitzdorp, George, Stilbaai, Meiringspoort
Find places to stay May 13 — 19:
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort

6
nights
Plettenberg Bay

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.
Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge, Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, &more) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, cool off at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
Find places to stay May 19 — 25:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

16
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum, Eikehof, &more), Stellenbosch (Wine Tours & Tastings, The Stellenbosch Village Museum, &more) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Shark Diving
Find places to stay May 25 — Jun 10:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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