28 days in South Africa Itinerary

28 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 8 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 1 night
Fly
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Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
Drive
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Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Knysna
— 1 night
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Durban
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Lucia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 1 night

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Cape Town — 8 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Llandudno Beach, Muizenberg Beach, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Town Diamond Museum and Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. In June in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 29:

Hermanus — 1 night

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bouchard Finlayson Winery, Hermanus Cliff Path and Klipgat Caves. On the 29th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, learn about winemaking at Ataraxia Wines, and then learn about winemaking at Bouchard Finlayson Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Klipgat Caves and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hermanus travel planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Mossel Bay.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Mossel Bay — 2 nights

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santos Beach, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Mossel Bay Zipline - Sa Forest Adventures, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Point of Human Origins, kick your exploration up a notch at Mossel Bay Zipline - Sa Forest Adventures, then enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santos Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mossel Bay journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hermanus to Mossel Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.
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Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cango Ostrich Show Farm as well as Cango Wildlife Ranch. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, do sightseeing your way with Cango Ostrich Show Farm, and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in July, Oudtshoorn is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Wilderness.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Wilderness — 2 nights

On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout and then take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wilderness day trip site.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Knysna.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Knysna — 1 night

Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Noetzie Beach, Knysna Heads and Elephant Walk. On the 4th (Tue), hike along Elephant Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Knysna day trip planner.

You can drive from Wilderness to Knysna in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Knysna when traveling from Wilderness in July, with lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Plettenberg Bay.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Plettenberg Bay — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary as well as Robberg Nature Reserve. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and then stroll through Birds of Eden. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay online travel route planner.

Plettenberg Bay is just a short distance from Knysna. In July in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tsitsikamma National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Tsitsikamma National Park — 1 day

On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary as well as Suspension Bridge. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the views from Suspension Bridge, snap pictures at Bloukrans Bridge, and then stroll through Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tsitsikamma National Park route planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Port Elizabeth.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Port Elizabeth — 2 nights

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
You've added Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, Sardinia Bay Beach, Addo Game Drives, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Donkin Reserve, then take a memorable drive along Route 67, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Campanile, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth visit planner.

Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Port Elizabeth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Port Elizabeth, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Durban.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Durban — 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Drakensberg Canopy Tour, Indian Quarter, uShaka Marine World, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, and then wander the streets of Indian Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at Drakensberg Canopy Tour.

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You can fly from Port Elizabeth to Durban in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Durban is a bit warmer than Port Elizabeth - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Lucia.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

St Lucia — 2 nights

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
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You can drive from Durban to St Lucia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg — 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gold Reef City, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Lion and Safari Park, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square and see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from St Lucia to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Kruger National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Kruger National Park — 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in July, with highs in Kruger National Park at 26°C and lows at 10°C.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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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