29 days in South Africa Itinerary

29 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Lanseria
— 1 day
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Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Drive to Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hazyview
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary app.

Brisbane, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Johannesburg is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in August, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lanseria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Lanseria

— 1 day
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lesedi Cultural Village. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get your game on at Dirt Ryder Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lion and Safari Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lanseria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Lanseria takes an hour. In August in Lanseria, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Lanseria

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Kruger National Park

— 5 nights
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 21st (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Lanseria to Kruger National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Lanseria in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Kruger National Park. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

Hoedspruit

— 3 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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on Tshukudu Game Lodge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Hazyview

— 3 nights
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.
Hazyview is known for parks, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stop by Katundo Leather Shop, don't miss a visit to Pabeni Gate Kruger National Park, and contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hazyview online route planner.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Port Elizabeth

— 2 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Dockside Brewery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hobie Beach, then look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, and finally try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth trip planner.

Getting from Hazyview to Port Elizabeth by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in August, expect nights in Port Elizabeth to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Plettenberg Bay

— 3 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Knysna Heads, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Oudtshoorn

— 2 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and finally look for gifts at Bella-Mia Pottery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn road trip site.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Cape Town

— 7 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 13:

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.