60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary planner

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Underberg
— 16 nights
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Nelspruit
— 14 nights
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Polokwane
— 14 nights
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Johannesburg
— 15 nights
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Underberg

— 16 nights
Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Change things up with these side-trips from Underberg: Kokstad (East Griqualand Museum and Community Tourism Information Centre & Mount Currie Nature Reserve), The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo) and UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (Highmoor Nature Reserve, Maloti Drakensberg Park, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at The Himeville Museum, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Underberg trip itinerary planning website.

Durban to Underberg is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. You'll set off for Nelspruit on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Underberg

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 14:

Nelspruit

— 14 nights

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelspruit: White River (Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery, JW Shooting Range, &more), Krugerhof Museum (in Waterval Boven) and Kruger National Park (Safaris, Napi Wilderness Trail, &more). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels, take a memorable drive along Panorama Route, and stroll through Idube Game Reserve.

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You can drive from Underberg to Nelspruit in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Polokwane.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 28:

Polokwane

— 14 nights
Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety" in Northern Sotho, is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. Change things up with these side-trips from Polokwane: Mokopane (Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre & Extreme 19th), Haenertsburg (Haenertsburg Cemetery, Sequoia Gardens, &more) and Tzaneen (Magoebaskloof Hiking Trail, Debengeni Waterfall, &more). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of the North, stroll through Nylsvley Nature Reserve, admire the sheer force of Phiphidi Waterfall, and get outside with Polokwane.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Polokwane trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Polokwane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nelspruit in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Polokwane, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Polokwane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 11:

Johannesburg

— 15 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (The Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Cave) and Pretoria (Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Union Buildings, &more). Spend the 11th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Emperors Palace, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Polokwane to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 26:

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.