28 days in South Africa Itinerary

28 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa sightseeing 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers), Wonder View (in Graskop) and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (in Kruger National Park). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hoedspruit online holiday builder.

Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Art Eye Gallery, then try your luck at Montecasino, then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Sandton City. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Emperors Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kempton Park trip planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kempton Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hoedspruit in January, plan for little chillier days in Kempton Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Heidelberg tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kempton Park to Heidelberg in an hour. January in Heidelberg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to 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, view the masterpieces at Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Free State National Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at The National Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bloemfontein online travel route builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Heidelberg to Bloemfontein. While traveling from Heidelberg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bloemfontein, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beaufort West trip website.

Drive from Bloemfontein to Beaufort West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You will leave 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): look for gifts at Het Vlock Casteel, then do a tasting at Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, and then make a trip to Old Town Tulbagh. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Earthquake Museum, learn about winemaking at Saronsberg Wine Cellar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matroosberg Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ceres road trip planning tool.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at District Six Museum, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ceres to Cape Town takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. 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. 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 see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prince Albert sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Cape Town to Prince Albert in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Explore Graaff-Reinet's surroundings by going to Mountain Zebra National Park (in Cradock) and The Owl House (in Nieu-Bethesda). There's lots more to do: stroll through Valley of Desolation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church, examine the collection at The Reinet House, and admire the masterpieces at Hester Rupert Art Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet day trip app.

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.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhodes day trip planning website.

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: observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and stroll around Umgeni River Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Durban online holiday planner.

You can drive from Rhodes to Durban in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time 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): see the interesting displays at Historic Motorcycle Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marievale Bird Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Diamante en Goud and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Durban to Heidelberg. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durban in February: high temperatures in Heidelberg hover around 29°C and lows are around 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

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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.