14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Drive
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Hazyview
— 1 night
Fly
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Durban
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg — 2 nights

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum. On your second day here, try your luck at Gold Reef City.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. When traveling from Mumbai in December, plan for little chillier days in Johannesburg, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
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Casinos · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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Kruger National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.
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Parks · Trails · Nature · Wildlife
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Hoedspruit — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit online trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hazyview.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Hazyview — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Wed), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll through Elephant Whispers, and then stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hazyview vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hazyview are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Durban.
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Durban — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): cool off at uShaka Marine World, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Durban when traveling from Hazyview in December, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Cape Town — 3 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip planner.

You can fly from Durban to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in December, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Plettenberg Bay.
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Plettenberg Bay — 3 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.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and finally explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in January, you will find days in Plettenberg Bay are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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.
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