34 days in South Africa Itinerary

34 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
Fly
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Durban
— 2 nights
Fly to Port Elizabeth, Bus to Tsitsikamma National Park
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). Spend the 1st (Fri) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Johannesburg. Traveling from London in June, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums
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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.
When in Kruger National Park, make a side trip to see Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, approximately Nelspruit away. Spend the 4th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyalaland Wilderness Trail, and get a new perspective on nature at Letaba Elephant Hall.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, Kruger National Park is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Hoedspruit.
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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.
Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Phalaborwa and see Qualito Craft Distillery, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit day trip tool.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hazyview.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Hazyview — 4 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 still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, make a trip to Pabeni Gate Kruger National Park, and stroll through Seronera Crocodile Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Durban.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Durban journey website.

You can fly from Hazyview to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Durban, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.
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Tsitsikamma National Park — 3 nights

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.
On the 20th (Wed), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, trek along Waterfall Trail, make a trip to Bloukrans Bridge, and head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Durban to Tsitsikamma National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in July, expect Tsitsikamma National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), Head underground at Cango Caves and then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort and then admire the sheer force of Meiringspoort Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in July since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope, and explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 31:

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.
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