60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa planner

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Johannesburg
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 7 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
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Durban
— 7 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 8 nights
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Hermanus
— 7 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try your luck at Emperors Palace, get curious at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Johannesburg journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in February; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 32°C and lows reach 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

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Kruger National Park

— 7 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 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. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 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.
Attractions like Safaris and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Tshukudu Game Lodge, and view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit day trip website.

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 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:

Hazyview

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Sudwala Caves and Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Hazyview to Nelspruit to see Lowveld National Botanical Garden about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hazyview trip app.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in February: highs in Hazyview hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:

Durban

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like uShaka Marine World and Mac Nicol's Caravan Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock), Trafalgar Beach (in Trafalgar) and Willard Beach (in Ballito). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Beach, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umzumbe Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durban online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:

Oudtshoorn

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Lappiesbaai Beach (in Stilbaai), Roger Young Gallery (in Calitzdorp) and Hartenbos Waterpark (in Hartenbos). There's lots more to do: cruise along Swartberg Pass, stroll through Wilderness Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, and relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Fly from Durban to Oudtshoorn in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durban in March, plan for colder days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:

Plettenberg Bay

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Robberg Nature Reserve and Cola Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Jandreart Studio, &more) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a splash at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay route maker.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oudtshoorn in March: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Bloubergstrand Beach, explore the activities along Hout Bay, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 23:

Hermanus

— 7 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hermanus Cliff Path and Onrus Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam), Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson) and Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church (in Montagu). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Struisbaai Beach, stroll through Kleinmond Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus vacation website.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:

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.