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
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Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
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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 Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings), The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, try your luck at Montecasino, engage your brain at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Johannesburg at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · 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. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 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 · Trails · Outdoors · 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 iNyoka Art Gallery 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 to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, 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 · Shopping

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 The Elephant Sanctuary. 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, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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 catch the flight to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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 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). The adventure continues: stroll through Umhlanga Main Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Willard Beach, look for gifts at Awesome Africa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens.

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 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 fly 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 Swartberg Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Lappiesbaai Beach (in Stilbaai), Roger Young Gallery (in Calitzdorp) and Hartenbos Waterpark (in Hartenbos). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Oudtshoorn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durban in March, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car 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 Knysna Heads. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, &more), The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Jandreart Studio). The adventure continues: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and cool off at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip builder website.

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 in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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 Robben Island Museum. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stroll through Signal Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough 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 Voelklip Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson), Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam) and Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church (in Montagu). There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Betty's Bay Main Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleinmond Beach, 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 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time 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.