60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 15- 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. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 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

Side Trips

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

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 Idube Game Reserve, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary tool.

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 in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°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
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center
Spas

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). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview online day trip planner.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

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

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 Umhlanga Main Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane), Trafalgar Beach (in Trafalgar) and Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Scottburgh Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umzumbe Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durban online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. 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

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, Zinkwazi Beach, Willard Beach, Scottburgh Beach
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
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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.
Bring the kids along to Lappiesbaai Beach and Wilderness Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Roger Young Gallery (in Calitzdorp), Hartenbos Waterpark (in Hartenbos) and Wilderness (Kaaiman's River & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and cruise along Swartberg Pass.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read 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. 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

Side Trips

Wilderness, Roger Young Gallery, Lappiesbaai Beach, Redberry Farm, Hartenbos Waterpark
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 Water World Wild Waters Fun Park 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). The adventure continues: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 19°C at night. 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, 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
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

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 Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, stroll through Bloubergstrand Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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 Pringle Bay Beach and Onrus Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson), Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church (in Montagu) and Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam). The adventure continues: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Kleinmond Beach, stroll through Struisbaai Beach, and go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus day trip site.

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, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stanford, Betty's Bay, Marbrin Olive Growers, 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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