30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, try to win big at Montecasino, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg road trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. In March, Johannesburg is much hotter than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

5
nights
Kruger National Park

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 5th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Lonely Bull Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
nights
Hoedspruit

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's much more to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and 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 take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Safaris

3
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
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 maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview route tool.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. 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

Side Trip

Nelspruit
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

1
night
Oudtshoorn

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 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 traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip website.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Hazyview to Oudtshoorn in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay

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 out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park), The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Knysna Heads (in Knysna). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

7
nights
Cape Town

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: stroll through Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. March in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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