22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hermanus
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dammam

1
day
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 27th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems, and then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker site .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Oudtshoorn. Traveling from Dammam in July, things will get cooler in Oudtshoorn: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Cali Craft & Gems ©
Cali Craft & Gems

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): savor the flavors at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, then stroll through Birds of Eden, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Plettenberg Bay fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Plettenberg Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Harkerville Saturday Village Market ©

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island and Maclear's Beacon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Groot Constantia and Groote Kerk. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, explore and take pictures at Greenmarket Square, look for gifts at Uwe Koetter, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town vacation builder website .

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, plan for little chillier nights in Cape Town, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at Klein River Cheese, stop by Funky Vibes, and then look for gifts at Quirk & Leopard.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hermanus trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping

Side Trip

Klein River Cheese
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Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes
Klein River Cheese ©
Klein River Cheese

2
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Riverside Mall, take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, then stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ilanga Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nelspruit trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Nelspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Hermanus, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nelspruit, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall
Riverside Mall ©
Riverside Mall

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South, then view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

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Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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.
Get in touch with nature at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napi Wilderness Trail, hike along Lonely Bull Trail, and make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Constitution Hill and Union Buildings. Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Irene Village Mall in Centurion, about 48 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, browse the eclectic array of goods at Neighbourgoods Market, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kruger National Park in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Irene Village Mall
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

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