22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kelowna
Fly:  28 h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
4
Hazyview
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
6
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  29 h
End: Kelowna

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, visit Abseil Africa, and kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder site.

Kelowna, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 29- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Kelowna to Cape Town, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

2
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.
On the 14th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay journey planning site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in October: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

1
night
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 16th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Elephant Whispers and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

You can plan Hazyview trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Oudtshoorn to Hazyview takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Hazyview: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Safaris. The adventure continues: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit day trip site.

You can take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

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.
Visiting Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Lonely Bull Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, trek along Bushmans Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

Make your Johannesburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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