22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa route planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 day
Cape Town
— 6 nights


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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Kruger National Park — 4 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 16th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and trek along Bushmans Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Hoedspruit — 3 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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, get a dose of the wild on Tshukudu Game Lodge, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit journey planning website.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Hazyview — 3 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.
Explore Hazyview's surroundings by going to Nelspruit (Kruger National Park, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Pty Ltd, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hazyview trip planner.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Oudtshoorn — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

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

You can fly from Hazyview to Oudtshoorn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hazyview in September; daily highs in Oudtshoorn reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Cape Town.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

Cape Town — 6 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:

South Africa travel guide

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.