29 days in South Africa Itinerary

29 days in South Africa Itinerary

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29 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Cathkin Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Nelspruit
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cape Town. In February, daytime highs in Cape Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Heads & Bollard Bay). The adventure continues: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

3
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 24th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at De Zeekoe Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

1
night
Cathkin Park

Cathkin Park ©
On the 26th (Mon), stroll through Drakensberg Scootours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cathkin Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oudtshoorn to Cathkin Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Drakensberg Mountains
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:
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Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains

2
nights
Durban

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.
On the 28th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, then kick back and relax at Thompson's Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Moses Mabhida Stadium and then make a splash at uShaka Marine World.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Durban travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Cathkin Park to Durban in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Durban

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Umhlanga Main Beach, Thompson's Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Moses Mabhida Stadium ©
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Thompson's Bay Beach ©
Thompson's Bay Beach

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nelspruit: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, & more). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden, indulge your taste buds at Shautany Chocolatiers, look for gifts at Africa Joy, and Head underground at Sudwala Caves.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nelspruit vacation builder.

Getting from Durban to Nelspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in March, with highs in Nelspruit at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hazyview, White River
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

4
nights
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 Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Safaris, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Montecasino (in Sandton) and Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). Spend the 14th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, hunt for treasures at Market on Main, and contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg vacation trip planner.

Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hoedspruit in March; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Pretoria, Montecasino
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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