32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa route planner
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Durban
— 2 nights
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St Lucia
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hazyview
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
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Gansbaai
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
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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.
Step out of Durban to go to Ballito and see Spas, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Phansi Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban trip itinerary builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Durban is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Durban. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Durban: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Lucia.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bhangazi Horse Safaris and then stroll through Mpila Camp Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Saint Lucia Estuary and then stroll around iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our St Lucia trip planner.

Getting from Durban to St Lucia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Kruger National Park — 6 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.
Step out of Kruger National Park with an excursion to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park vacation builder tool.

You can fly from St Lucia to Kruger National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hazyview.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Hazyview — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stroll through Elephant Whispers, contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview visit planner.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Ukutula Conservation Center in Brits, approximately Brits away. Spend the 17th (Sat) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, try to win big at Montecasino, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Johannesburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gansbaai.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Gansbaai — 1 night

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gansbaai holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Gansbaai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Gansbaai hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cape Town.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Getting from Gansbaai to Cape Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

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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