29 days in South Africa Itinerary

29 days in South Africa Itinerary

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29 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Hazyview
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Sandton and see Montecasino, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Johannesburg is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 5 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, expect nights in Johannesburg to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Smallville Comics
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

5
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.
On the 11th (Mon), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Idube Game Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, and trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in September since evenings lows in Kruger National Park dip to 17°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

4
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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop, take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hoedspruit itinerary planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by car takes about 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Safaris

4
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.
When in Hazyview, make a side trip to see Kruger National Park in Nelspruit, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Whispers and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Elephant Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hazyview travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 2 hours. In September in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris

7
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, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape of Good Hope, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip generator.

Getting from Hazyview to Cape Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hazyview in September, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Robberg Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden, and then identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics, then take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, and then trek along Otter Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay tour planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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