60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa planner
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Johannesburg
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 7 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
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Durban
— 7 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
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Cape Town
— 8 nights
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Hermanus
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg — 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Apartheid Museum and South African National Museum of Military History will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), The Cradle of Humankind (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try to win big at Montecasino, get curious at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in February: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kruger National Park.
Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Kruger National Park — 7 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kruger National Park in Nelspruit (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Bushmans Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:

Hoedspruit — 6 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.
Attractions like Safaris and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, head outdoors with Tshukudu Game Lodge, and view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit day trip website.

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 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hazyview.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:

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.
Bring the kids along to Sudwala Caves and Lowveld National Botanical Garden. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Katundo Leather Pty Ltd, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hazyview day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hoedspruit in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Durban.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Durban — 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like uShaka Marine World and Zinkwazi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Trafalgar Beach (in Trafalgar), Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock) and Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Willard Beach, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durban online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Oudtshoorn.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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Oudtshoorn — 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Cango Caves and Lappiesbaai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Hartenbos Waterpark (in Hartenbos), Roger Young Gallery (in Calitzdorp) and Wilderness (Kaaiman's River, Wilderness Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: cruise along Swartberg Pass, relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn planner.

You can fly from Durban to Oudtshoorn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durban in March, plan for much colder days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around 18°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 9:

Plettenberg Bay — 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Elephant Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, &more), Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Jandreart Studio, &more) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a splash at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay route maker.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oudtshoorn in March: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:

Cape Town — 8 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Cape Point. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stroll through Signal Hill, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, and kick your exploration up a notch at Abseil Africa.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cape Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hermanus.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 23:

Hermanus — 7 nights

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hermanus Cliff Path and Pringle Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam), Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church (in Montagu) and Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson). There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Betty's Bay Main Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleinmond Beach, and explore the activities along Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hermanus trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 30:

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.