30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner
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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Hazyview
— 3 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Brits to see Ukutula Conservation Center about 1h 30 min away. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary planning app.

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. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect Johannesburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums
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Kruger National Park — 5 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.
When in Kruger National Park, make a side trip to see Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, approximately Nelspruit away. Spend the 8th (Sat) 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 Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park road trip site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hoedspruit — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Amarula Lapa). There's lots more to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip builder site.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hazyview.
Wildlife · Shopping · Parks · Museums
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Hazyview: Nelspruit (Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary & Safaris) and Panorama Route (in Graskop). The adventure continues: stroll through Elephant Whispers, don't miss a visit to Pabeni Gate Kruger National Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hazyview itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Plettenberg Bay.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Plettenberg Bay — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Waterfall Trail, &more) and Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Hazyview to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.
Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
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Oudtshoorn — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): Head underground at Cango Caves and then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass. On your second day here, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch and then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Wildlife
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Cape Town — 7 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: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip maker tool.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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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.