30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel planner
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Johannesburg
— 3 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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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg — 3 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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, sightseeing, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, try your luck at Montecasino, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in March: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

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.
Spend the 5th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Bushmans Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park journey app.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's much more to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online trip builder.

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 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hazyview.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hazyview: Nelspruit (Kruger National Park, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, &more). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and stop by Katundo Leather Pty Ltd.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview route tool.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oudtshoorn.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Oudtshoorn — 1 night

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 17th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Farm.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip maker site.

You can fly from Hazyview to Oudtshoorn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hazyview in March, plan for colder days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna Heads (in Knysna), The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Birds of Eden.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, hike along Platteklip Gorge, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town route planner.

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 28:

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
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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.