16 days in South Africa & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Itinerary

16 days in South Africa & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa & Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
Fly:  25​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
2
Durban, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Ballito, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Hazyview, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
10
Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Cape Town. May in Cape Town sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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Durban, South Africa

Durban
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.
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Durban takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect Durban to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. You'll set off for Ballito on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ballito, South Africa

Ballito ©
For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ballito vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durban to Ballito takes an hour. In May in Ballito, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to St Lucia.
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King Shaka Memoria ©
King Shaka Memoria

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night
St Lucia, South Africa

St Lucia ©
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 26th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at iSimangaliso Wetland Park and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St Lucia travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ballito to St Lucia takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Hluhluwe Game Reserve ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Heritage Tours & Safaris. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Ilala Weavers, look for all kinds of wild species at Emdoneni Cheetah project, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mtuba Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Lucia to Hluhluwe Game Reserve takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Things to do in Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heritage Tours & Safaris, Ilala Weavers, Mtuba Mall
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Ilala Weavers ©
Ilala Weavers

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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Day Tours, look for gifts at Swazi Candles, and then steep yourself in history at Swazi Cultural Village.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary vacation trip planner.

Drive from Hluhluwe Game Reserve to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in 4.5 hours. In May in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Mantenga Cultural Village, Swazi Candles
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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Mantenga Cultural Village ©
Mantenga Cultural Village
Swazi Candles ©
Swazi Candles

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Hazyview, South Africa

Hazyview ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): meet the residents at Elephant Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Whispers.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview custom trip planner.

You can drive from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hazyview are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stroll through Lonely Bull Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hazyview to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
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.
On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Johannesburg is slightly colder than Hoedspruit - with highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

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