60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

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60 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 7 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hazyview
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Durban
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Hermanus
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg journey app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, things will get warmer in Johannesburg: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Wildlife

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Ukutula Conservation Center, Emperors Palace, The Cradle of Humankind
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre ©
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

7
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 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 10th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bushmans Trail, head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

Plan my trip to Kruger National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Nelspruit (Lowveld National Botanical Garden & Sudwala Caves). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elephant Whispers, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hazyview trip planner .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in February: highs in Hazyview hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

7
nights
Durban

Durban ©
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.
Attractions like uShaka Marine World and Flag Animal Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucien Beach (in Margate), Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane) and Trafalgar Beach (in Trafalgar). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Awesome Africa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scottburgh Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Durban route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hazyview in February since evenings lows in Durban dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Umzumbe Beach, Willard Beach, Umhlanga Beach, Scottburgh Beach
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
Flag Animal Farm ©
Flag Animal Farm

6
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lappiesbaai Beach and Hartenbos Waterpark. Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to Redberry Farm (in George), Wilderness (Kaaiman's River, Wilderness Beach, & more) and Roger Young Gallery (in Calitzdorp). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Durban to Oudtshoorn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in March, expect nights in Oudtshoorn to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wilderness, Hartenbos Waterpark, Redberry Farm, Roger Young Gallery, Lappiesbaai Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Water World Wild Waters Fun Park and Cola Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Wilderness), The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Jandreart Studio, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, trek along Otter Trail, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

Plan my day in Plettenberg Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Oudtshoorn, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, The Dolphin Trail, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Two Oceans Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

7
nights
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kids will enjoy Grotto Beach and Betty's Bay Main Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hermanus side-trips: Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church (in Montagu), Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson) and Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Kleinmond Beach, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hermanus online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stanford, Betty's Bay, Struisbaai Beach, Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant, Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Pringle Bay  Beach ©
Pringle Bay Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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