28 days in South Africa Itinerary

28 days in South Africa Itinerary

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28 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  20 h
1
Johannesburg
— 14 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Heidelberg
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Hazyview
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Paarl
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Hanoi

14
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve (in Krugersdorp), Brits (Ukutula Conservation Center & Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre) and Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, Horseback Africa, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and gain interesting insight with Constitution Hill.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder website .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Johannesburg is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Hanoi to Johannesburg. In January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pretoria, Greater Johannesburg, Brits, Sterkfontein Cave, Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

few
hours
Heidelberg

Heidelberg ©
Heidelberg is a town with 35,500 inhabitants in the Gauteng province of South Africa at the foot of the Suikerbosrand next to the N3 highway, which connects Johannesburg and Durban.HistoryHeidelberg began in 1862 as a trading station built by a German, Heinrich Julius Ueckermann. On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Heidelberg by car takes about an hour. In February, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Parks Wildlife
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Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve ©
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

6
nights
Hazyview

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Nelspruit (Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Sudwala Caves, & more) and Graskop (Panorama Route & Wonder View). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview journey maker .

Getting from Heidelberg to Hazyview by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hazyview when traveling from Heidelberg in February, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Graskop
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Shark Diving (in Kleinbaai) and Betty's Bay (Stony Point Penguin Colony & Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, and stop by Funky Vibes.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Hermanus takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paarl.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Shark Diving, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Shark Diving

4
nights
Paarl

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paarl: Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass) and Stellenbosch (Wine Tours & Tastings & Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashia, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and contemplate the long history of Boschendal Wine Estate.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paarl day trip planning tool .

Getting from Hermanus to Paarl by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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