29 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

29 days in South Africa & Botswana Itinerary

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1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
2
Gansbaai, South Africa
— 2 nights
3
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 4 nights
4
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 3 nights
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
6
Phalaborwa, South Africa
— 1 night
7
Hazyview, South Africa
— 3 nights
8
Durban, South Africa
— 3 nights
9
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Point and Abseil Africa. And it doesn't end there: trek along Platteklip Gorge, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Maclear's Beacon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Cape Town reach °C and lows reach °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
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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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), trek along Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Betty's Bay Main Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pringle Bay Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gansbaai road trip planning app.

Drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Gansbaai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pringle Bay Beach, Betty's Bay Main Beach, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Shark Diving
Pringle Bay  Beach ©
Pringle Bay Beach
Betty's Bay Main Beach ©
Betty's Bay Main Beach

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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 Birds of Eden and Waterfall Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree & Suspension Bridge) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gansbaai to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. April in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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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.
Visiting Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Meiringspoort (in De Rust), Wilderness (Kaaiman's River & Wilderness Beach) and Dutch Reformed Mother Church (in George). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, and relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn road trip tool.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oudtshoorn, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

De Rust, Wilderness, Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Spend the 8th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Bushmans Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park day trip site.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Kruger National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. In May, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Phalaborwa.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Amarula Lapa and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phalaborwa online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Phalaborwa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Phalaborwa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:
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Safaris
Amarula Lapa ©
Amarula Lapa

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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.
Visiting Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Sudwala Caves will get you outdoors. Step out of Hazyview to go to Hoedspruit and see Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and stroll through Elephant Whispers.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip planner.

You can drive from Phalaborwa to Hazyview in 2.5 hours. In May in Hazyview, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Sudwala Caves
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

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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.
Visit Zinkwazi Beach and Willard Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Umhlanga Main Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Holla Trails (in Ballito), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas) and KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durban itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hazyview to Durban in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hazyview in May; daily highs in Durban reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballito, Umhlanga Main Beach, Zinkwazi Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, KartingKZN Galleria
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Ngamiland East, Botswana

Ngamiland East ©
Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
On the 19th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ngamiland East trip maker.

Getting from Durban to Ngamiland East by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ngamiland East when traveling from Durban in May, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

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