29 days in South Africa, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

29 days in South Africa, Botswana & Namibia Itinerary

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1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
2
Robertson, South Africa
— 2 nights
3
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
4
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
5
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
6
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
7
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
8
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
9
Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 1 night
10
Damaraland, Namibia
— 1 night

3
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.
Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, and learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip planning app.

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. In October, Cape Town is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

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Robertson, South Africa

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
On the 6th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, thendo a tasting at Excelsior Wine Estate, thenlearn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, and finally learn about winemaking at Fraai Uitzicht. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Springfield Estate Winery, thendo a tasting at Esona Boutique Wine Estate, thenlearn about winemaking at Bemind Wines, and finally do a tasting at Four Cousins Tasting Room.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Robertson journey planning tool.

Drive from Cape Town to Robertson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Robertson sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Bemind Wines, Drostdy Museum
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Four Cousins Tasting Room ©
Four Cousins Tasting Room

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): Head underground at Cango Caves, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and then do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip tool.

Traveling by car from Robertson to Oudtshoorn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Doornkraal Padstal
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Doornkraal Padstal ©
Doornkraal Padstal

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

Plan my Plettenberg Bay trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, The Dolphin Trail
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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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Nelspruit, South Africa

Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Hazyview (Safaris, The Elephant Sanctuary, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, look for gifts at Africa Joy, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nelspruit day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Nelspruit takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nelspruit: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hazyview, Africa Joy
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

4
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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.
Spend the 15th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

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Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amarula Lapa and Kingfisher Gallery. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit road trip planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Amarula Lapa
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Safaris
Amarula Lapa ©
Amarula Lapa
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

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nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Union Buildings (in Pretoria). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, look for gifts at Deer Design, and view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ngamiland East.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ukutula Conservation Center, Sterkfontein Cave, Union Buildings
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

Make your Ngamiland East itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Ngamiland East takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect Ngamiland East to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Damaraland.

Things to do in Ngamiland East

Wildlife Parks
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NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust ©

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Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Messum Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Twyfelfontein.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Damaraland online holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Damaraland. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Damaraland

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Messum Crater
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Messum Crater ©
Messum Crater
Twyfelfontein ©
Twyfelfontein

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