30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel planner

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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Hazyview
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg

— 3 nights

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, try your luck at Montecasino, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in March: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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 5th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park sightseeing tool.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hoedspruit

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's much more to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online trip builder.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hazyview: Nelspruit (Kruger National Park, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and stop by Katundo Leather Shop.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview route tool.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

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 17th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, take an in-depth tour of C.P Nel Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip website.

You can fly from Hazyview to Oudtshoorn in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hazyview in March, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park), Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Birds of Eden.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planning website.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 28:

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.