28 days in South Africa Itinerary

28 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kempton Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heidelberg
— 2 nights
Drive to O R Tambo International, Fly to Bram Fischer International Airport
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Bloemfontein
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beaufort West
— 1 night
Drive
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Ceres
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Prince Albert
— 1 night
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rhodes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durban
— 5 nights
Fly to O R Tambo International, Drive to Heidelberg
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Heidelberg
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit

— 2 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers), Wonder View (in Graskop) and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (in Kruger National Park). It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kempton Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Kempton Park

— 2 nights
Not far from the nation's largest city rests Kempton Park, a calm Bavarian suburb popular for its tasty foods, trendy nightspots, malls, and comfortable residences.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Art Eye Gallery, try your luck at Montecasino, then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and finally browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Sandton City. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kempton Park travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Kempton Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Hoedspruit, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kempton Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Kempton Park

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Heidelberg

— 2 nights
Heidelberg is a town with 35,500 inhabitants in the Gauteng province of South Africa at the foot of the Suikerbosrand next to the N3 highway, which connects Johannesburg and Durban.HistoryHeidelberg began in 1862 as a trading station built by a German, Heinrich Julius Ueckermann. For maps and more tourist information, read our Heidelberg trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kempton Park to Heidelberg in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Bloemfontein

— 2 nights

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
Bloemfontein is known for museums, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hertzog Square, explore the galleries of Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at The National Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bloemfontein online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Heidelberg to Bloemfontein. When traveling from Heidelberg in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Bloemfontein, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Beaufort West.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

Beaufort West

— 1 night
Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Beaufort West tour planner.

Getting from Bloemfontein to Beaufort West by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. You'll set off for Ceres on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Beaufort West

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Ceres

— 2 nights
Ceres is the administrative centre and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stop by Het Vlock Casteel, relax in the rural setting at Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, and then don't miss a visit to Old Town Tulbagh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Earthquake Museum, then learn about winemaking at Saronsberg Wine Cellar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matroosberg Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ceres sightseeing app.

Drive from Beaufort West to Ceres in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Ceres

Wineries · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Cape Town

— 1 night

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, then stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at District Six Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip app.

You can drive from Ceres to Cape Town in 2 hours. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prince Albert.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Prince Albert

— 1 night
Prince Albert, South Africa is a small town in the Western Cape in South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at O for Olive Farm Shop, learn about winemaking at Fernskloof Wines, and then view the masterpieces at Villa Kruger.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Prince Albert online journey planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Prince Albert by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Prince Albert

Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Graaff-Reinet

— 3 nights
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Graaff-Reinet: Mountain Zebra National Park (in Cradock) and The Owl House (in Nieu-Bethesda). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, indulge your thirst for a good beer at GRT Brewery, examine the collection at The Reinet House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St James the Great Anglican Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet trip planner.

You can drive from Prince Albert to Graaff-Reinet in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Rhodes.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Rhodes

— 2 nights
Rhodes is known for spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at River Spa Tenahead.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Rhodes trip planner.

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Rhodes in 6 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Durban.

Things to do in Rhodes

Spas
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Durban

— 5 nights

Surf City

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.
Durban is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at uShaka Marine World, take in the history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and walk around Umgeni River Bird Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Durban trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rhodes to Durban takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:

Heidelberg

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Historic Motorcycle Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marievale Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Diamante en Goud and then stroll through Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Durban to Heidelberg. Traveling from Durban in February, expect Heidelberg to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.