22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa itinerary builder

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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Fly
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Hazyview
— 1 night
Drive
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

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 Platteklip Gorge will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website.

Kelowna, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Kelowna to Cape Town. In October, daytime highs in Cape Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Plettenberg Bay

— 2 nights
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.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, 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 drive; or take a bus. 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

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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 ratings, traveler tips, 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 catch the flight to Hazyview.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Hazyview

— 1 night
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 flight from Oudtshoorn to Hazyview takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Hoedspruit

— 3 nights
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 Safaris and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. The adventure continues: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, surround yourself with nature on Tshukudu Game Lodge, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

You can drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 catch the bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Kruger National Park

— 4 nights
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 Sweni Wilderness Trail will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park day trip website.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Johannesburg

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.