27 days in South Africa Itinerary

27 days in South Africa Itinerary

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27 days in South Africa Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  23​h
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Toronto

6
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and District Six Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noordhoek Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get much warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Robben Island ©
Robben Island

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bollard Bay and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Step out of Plettenberg Bay with an excursion to Brenton on Sea in Knysna--about 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay online itinerary creator.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Bollard Bay ©
Bollard Bay
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oudtshoorn, with lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

5
days
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 Napi Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, and hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Oudtshoorn to Kruger National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oudtshoorn in April, with highs in Kruger National Park at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

5
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and African Dawn Safaris Tours & Transfers - Day Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers & Shangana Cultural Village). There's still lots to do: stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

3
days
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.
Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Sandton to see Montecasino about 32 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Johannesburg travel planner.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Hoedspruit in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sandton, Mandela House
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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