60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 8 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Port Elizabeth
— 6 nights
Fly
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Durban
— 6 nights
Drive
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St Lucia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hazyview
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
Fly
10
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Brits
— 2 nights
Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to King Abdulaziz International Airport

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Cape Town

— 8 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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Cape Town at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 9:

Oudtshoorn

— 5 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.
Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to Meiringspoort (in De Rust), George (Herold Wine Estate, Cape Palette Art Gallery, &more) and Fernskloof Wines (in Prince Albert). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, cruise along Robinson Pass, admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

Plettenberg Bay

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Knysna Heads, &more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, Suspension Bridge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, head outdoors with Secrets of Knysna Forest, stroll around Plett Puzzle Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Thai Massage Healing Hands.

Before you visit Plettenberg Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Plettenberg Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Port Elizabeth

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Elizabeth: Addo Elephant National Park (Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo & Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre) and Grahamstown (Cathedral of St Michael and St George & St Patrick's Catholic Church). Spend the 20th (Fri) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial, stroll through Hobie Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth online itinerary planner.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:

Durban

— 6 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durban: Harold Johnson Nature Reserve (in Stanger), Ballito (Spas & Holla Trails) and Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trek along Monks Cowl, try to win big at Greyville Racecourse, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durban online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Port Elizabeth to Durban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in August, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

St Lucia

— 4 nights
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Lucia: Hluhluwe Game Reserve (Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park & Emdoneni Cheetah project) and Ukuhamba Guiding (in Hluhluwe). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with Bhangazi Horse Safaris, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve, and stop by Canerat Crafts.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St Lucia day trip planner.

Getting from Durban to St Lucia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

Hazyview

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hazyview: Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton), White River (JWM Shooting Range, Antiques & Artifacts, &more) and Nelspruit (Safaris, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, stop by Katundo Leather Shop, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hazyview online holiday maker.

Fly from St Lucia to Hazyview in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:

Kruger National Park

— 6 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 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 14th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner.

Drive from Hazyview to Kruger National Park in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 15:

Hoedspruit

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Phalaborwa (Safaris, Amarula Lapa, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery.

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Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

Johannesburg

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). Spend the 23rd (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, learn insider's secrets on Time Anchor Distillery, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

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

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hoedspruit in September since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Brits.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

Brits

— 2 nights
Brits is a large town situated in a fertile, citrus, vegetable and grain-producing area that is irrigated by the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province of South Africa. On the 28th (Tue), stroll through Ukutula Conservation Center and then stroll through Lion and Safari Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brits holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Brits takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Brits, with lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brits

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.