60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 9 nights
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Hazyview
— 5 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
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Umhlanga Rocks
— 8 nights
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Nottingham Road
— 3 nights
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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to George Airport, Drive to Knysna
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Knysna
— 4 nights
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Hermanus
— 6 nights
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Cape Town
— 12 nights
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Johannesburg — 9 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.
Head to 24 Boxes and Pretoria Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp), Pretoria (Kruger House Museum, Karoo Lifestyle Center, &more) and Mall of Africa (in Midrand). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Kim Sacks Gallery, explore the galleries of Standard Bank Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and try your luck at Montecasino.

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Cairo, Egypt to Johannesburg is an approximately 11-hour flight. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in August, with highs in Johannesburg at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Hazyview.
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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.
The White River Gallery and Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at i'langa Mall and Riverside Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Nelspruit (Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, Sudwala Dinosaur Park, &more) and Bagdad Farmers Market (in White River). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Katundo Leather Pty Ltd, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hazyview online visit planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hazyview in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hazyview when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.
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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.
Head to Kingfisher Gallery and Godding & Goddingfor plenty of shopping. When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, approximately Phalaborwa away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit vacation planner.

You can drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Kruger National Park.
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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 23rd (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stroll through Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Umhlanga Rocks.
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Umhlanga Rocks — 8 nights

Hailed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Umhlanga Rocks boasts beautiful coastlines best suited for surfing, fishing, and whale and dolphin viewing.
Visit Zinkwazi Beach and Thompson's Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Africa Art Gallery and Fort Nongqayi Museum Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Lillies Quarter (in Hillcrest), Ballito (Willard Beach & Ballito Junction) and Watercrest Mall (in Waterfall). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at La Lucia Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, stop by TASPA The Hippie Shop, and browse the exhibits of Makiwa Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Umhlanga Rocks trip builder website.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Umhlanga Rocks in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, Umhlanga Rocks is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nottingham Road.
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Nottingham Road — 3 nights

Head to The Wine Cellar and Aladdin's de-Lightfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nottingham Road: Maloti Drakensberg Park (in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park) and Drakensberg Boys Choir School (in Cathkin Park).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nottingham Road trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Umhlanga Rocks to Nottingham Road in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Umhlanga Rocks in September since evenings lows in Nottingham Road dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Knysna.
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Knysna — 4 nights

Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Head to Bitou Art Gallery and Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealersfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jandreart Studio and Cornerstone Creek. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Birds of Eden (in The Crags) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Mosaic Outdoor Market, pick up some local products at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, and browse the exhibits of Peggy's African Art and Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Knysna tour itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nottingham Road to Knysna. When traveling from Nottingham Road in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Hermanus.
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Hermanus — 6 nights

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Head to Hermanus Country Market and African Hands Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery and Drostdy Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Betty's Bay (John the Potter Pottery gallery & Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens), Joe Lategan Fine Art Gallery (in Kleinmond) and Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery (in Franschhoek). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, browse the exhibits of Lembu Gallery & Studio, browse for treasures at Romantiques, and take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Hermanus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Hermanus are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 12 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore and learn at District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Neighbourgoods Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Mellasat Vineyards (in Paarl), Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Tasting Centre (in Simondium) and First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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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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