29 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

29 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

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29 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Gansbaai, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Phalaborwa, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Durban, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. The adventure continues: stroll through Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Cape Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

2
nights
Gansbaai, South Africa

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Betty's Bay Main Beach and then kick back and relax at Pringle Bay Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gansbaai online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Gansbaai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Gansbaai sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, Pringle Bay Beach, Betty's Bay Main Beach
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Shark Diving
Pringle Bay  Beach ©
Pringle Bay Beach
Betty's Bay Main Beach ©
Betty's Bay Main Beach

4
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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.
Get outdoors at Robberg Nature Reserve and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, Storms River Suspension Bridge, & more) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online travel planner .

Getting from Gansbaai to Plettenberg Bay by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. April in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, The Dolphin Trail
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

3
nights
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Meiringspoort (in De Rust), Dutch Reformed Mother Church (in George) and Wilderness (Kaaiman's River & Wilderness Beach). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Swartberg Pass, learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn travel planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

De Rust, Wilderness, Dutch Reformed Mother Church
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, hike along Lonely Bull Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Oudtshoorn to Kruger National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Phalaborwa.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

1
night
Phalaborwa, South Africa

Phalaborwa is a town situated in the Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo province, South Africa. On the 12th (Tue), do a tasting at Amarula Lapa and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Phalaborwa trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Phalaborwa in 2 hours. May in Phalaborwa sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Phalaborwa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Amarula Lapa ©
Amarula Lapa

3
nights
Hazyview, South Africa

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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (in Hoedspruit) and Sudwala Caves (in Nelspruit). There's more to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hazyview driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Phalaborwa to Hazyview takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hazyview are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Sudwala Caves
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
nights
Durban, South Africa

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.
Relax by the water at Willard Beach and Umhlanga Main Beach. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Holla Trails. Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas) and Zinkwazi Beach (in Zinkwazi Beach). It doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Epic Karting Galleria.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durban day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hazyview to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in May, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballito, Umhlanga Main Beach, Zinkwazi Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Epic Karting Galleria
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach

1
night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ngamiland East trip maker site .

Getting from Durban to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Durban in May, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Ngamiland East. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife
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