30 days in Kenya & South Africa Itinerary

30 days in Kenya & South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
4
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
5
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 3 nights
6
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
7
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
8
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi day trip site.

Vienna, Austria to Nairobi is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Nairobi is 2 hours. In December, Nairobi is much hotter than Vienna - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 1st (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect Maasai Mara National Reserve to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

3
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.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Union Buildings, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, have some family-friendly fun at Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting, and stop by Maboneng Precinct.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg online travel route planner.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Johannesburg in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, expect Johannesburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Montecasino, Union Buildings, Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 9th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Bushmans Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Hoedspruit ©
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 out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa) and Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview). There's still lots to do: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit online visit planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Qualito Craft Distillery, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Elephant Whispers
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, thentake a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, thenlearn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Oudtshoorn in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Hoedspruit in January, plan for little chillier days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

De Rust, Cape Palette Art Gallery
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, thenstroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and finally stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Otter Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

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Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Otter Trail
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

7
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, stroll through Cape Point, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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