60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
2
Kruger National Park
— 7 nights
3
Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
4
Hazyview
— 4 nights
5
Durban
— 7 nights
6
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
8
Cape Town
— 8 nights
9
Hermanus
— 7 nights

6
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try your luck at Montecasino, 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 °C and lows reach °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 Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, The Cradle of Humankind, Ukutula Conservation Center, Emperors Palace
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre ©
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre

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. There's much more to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:
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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.
Attractions like Spas and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, meet the residents at Kinyonga Reptile Center, and stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit online trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In February in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Sudwala Caves and Elephant Whispers. Go for a jaunt from Hazyview to Nelspruit to see Lowveld National Botanical Garden about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stroll through The Elephant Sanctuary, 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 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in February: highs in Hazyview hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park
Safaris

7
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like uShaka Marine World and Shark Diving. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane), Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock) and Trafalgar Beach (in Trafalgar). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Main Beach, kick back and relax at Umzumbe Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durban journey app.

Fly from Hazyview to Durban in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Hazyview in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Durban. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Umzumbe Beach, Umhlanga Beach, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, Lucien Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Roger Young Gallery (in Calitzdorp), Lappiesbaai Beach (in Stilbaai) 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 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durban in March, plan for colder days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wilderness, Roger Young Gallery, Lappiesbaai Beach, Hartenbos Waterpark, Redberry Farm
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:
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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 Robberg Nature Reserve and Cola Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Jandreart Studio, &more), The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) 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 °C, while lows dip to °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

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, Parasailing & Paragliding
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Water World Wild Waters Fun Park ©
Water World Wild Waters Fun Park
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 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Cape Point. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore the activities along Hout Bay, stroll through Signal Hill, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cape Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

7
nights
Hermanus

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: Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church (in Montagu), Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson) and Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam). There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Kleinmond Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwaaiwater, and explore the activities along Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hermanus trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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