22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg road trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks Casinos Tours

Side Trip

Jack Friedman Eastgate
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

4
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 (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, trek along Bushmans Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Hoedspruit

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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit online route maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Spas
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

3
nights
Hazyview

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 Hazyview's surroundings by going to Nelspruit (Kruger National Park, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hazyview trip planner.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nelspruit
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oudtshoorn trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Hazyview to Oudtshoorn in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hazyview in September; daily highs in Oudtshoorn reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

6
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: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip app.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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