10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Pietermaritzburg
Drive:  2 h
1
Ladysmith
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bethlehem
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kroonstad
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Bela Bela
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
6
Kruger National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Jozini
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Shaka's Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Pietermaritzburg

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Ladysmith

Ladysmith ©
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Talana Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ladysmith Siege Museum, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Elandslaagte Battlefield Memorial. On the next day, take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwa Cheetah Breeding Project.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ladysmith trip maker website.

Pietermaritzburg to Ladysmith is an approximately 2- hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bethlehem.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Talana Museum
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Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve ©
Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve
Talana Museum ©
Talana Museum
Spion Kop Battlefield ©
Spion Kop Battlefield

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Bethlehem

Bethlehem ©
Bethlehem is a large town in the eastern Free State province of South Africa that is situated on the Liebenbergs river (also called Liebenbergs Vlei) along a fertile valley just north of the Rooiberg Mountains on the N5 road.It is the fastest growing town in the Free state province, with its target of being the Fourth largest city after Kroonstad in balance.It is a wheat growing area and named after the biblical Bethlehem (from "Beit Lechem", Hebrew for "house of bread").The town lies at an altitude of and this contributes to its cool climate with frosty winters and mild summers. On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary and then don't miss a visit to Basotho Cultural Village.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bethlehem trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Ladysmith to Bethlehem in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kroonstad.

Things to do in Bethlehem

Parks Wildlife
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Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary

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Kroonstad

Kroonstad ©
Kroonstad is the third-largest city of the Free State province of South Africa and lies two hours drive from Gauteng.Kroonstad was established in 1855 by the Irish pioneer Joseph Orpen, and was the first city founded after the independence of the Orange Free State. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery and then stroll through Boskoppie Lion Farm & Private Game Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kroonstad road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bethlehem to Kroonstad in 2 hours. When traveling from Bethlehem in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kroonstad: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kroonstad

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery ©
Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery

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Johannesburg

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.
On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

Start your trip to Johannesburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Kroonstad to Johannesburg in 2 hours. March in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bela Bela.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

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Bela Bela

Bela Bela
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bela Bela online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Bela Bela takes 2 hours. In March in Bela Bela, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hike along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park vacation planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bela Bela to Kruger National Park. Traveling from Bela Bela in March, Kruger National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jozini.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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Jozini

Jozini ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zimanga Private Game Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of Mkhuze Game Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jozini itinerary planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Jozini by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

Things to do in Jozini

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mkuze
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Mkhuze Game Reserve ©
Mkhuze Game Reserve
Zimanga Private Game Reserve ©
Zimanga Private Game Reserve

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Hluhluwe Game Reserve ©
On the 30th (Mon), stroll through Zulu Croc Reptile Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emdoneni Cheetah project.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hluhluwe Game Reserve trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Jozini to Hluhluwe Game Reserve in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shaka's Rock.

Things to do in Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Parks Wildlife
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Zulu Croc Reptile Park ©
Zulu Croc Reptile Park

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Shaka's Rock

Shaka's Rock ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): meet the residents at Crocodile Creek, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, then stroll through Barn Swallow, and finally kick back and relax at Umdloti Beach. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ballito Lifestyle Centre.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shaka's Rock trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hluhluwe Game Reserve to Shaka's Rock takes 2.5 hours. In March in Shaka's Rock, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shaka's Rock

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Tongaat, Umdloti Beach, Barn Swallow
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Crocodile Creek ©
Crocodile Creek
Umdloti Beach ©
Umdloti Beach
Ballito Lifestyle Centre ©
Ballito Lifestyle Centre

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