22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h
4
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Constitution Hill and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Horseback Africa in Pretoria, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg tour planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Johannesburg. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in February; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Theme Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Horseback Africa
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Photography Tours

4
nights
Kruger National Park

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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Siyafunda Conservation. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Spas
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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 5th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Karusa Vineyards, then take an in-depth tour of C.P Nel Museum, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hoedspruit to Oudtshoorn takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in March: highs in Oudtshoorn hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Meiringspoort
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Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
C.P Nel Museum ©
C.P Nel Museum

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Robberg Nature Reserve and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio & Knysna Heads). There's lots more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden, enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, walk around Plett Puzzle Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

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Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Plett Puzzle Park ©
Plett Puzzle Park

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Platteklip Gorge and First South African Perfume Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & Franschhoek Pass) and Grotto Beach (in Hermanus). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, don't miss a visit to Bay Harbour Market, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and walk around Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Grotto Beach
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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