29 days in South Africa Itinerary

29 days in South Africa Itinerary

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29 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
3
Hermanus
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h
End: London

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Robben Island. Relax by the water at Clifton Beaches and Bloubergstrand Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Franschhoek (Boschendal Manor & Winery & The Franschhoek Motor Museum), Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon (in Langebaan) and Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, stroll through Scarborough Beach, and experience rural life at Cape Point Ostrich Farm.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in February, expect Cape Town to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kruger National Park and Hippo Jessica. Explore hidden gems such as Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Kingfisher Gallery. There's more to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip generator.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in February: highs in Hoedspruit hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

5
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Take a break from the city and head to Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach. Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and Ataraxia Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hermanus: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Kogelberg Nature Reserve (in Kleinmond) and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai). There's much more to do: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater, Head underground at Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, and look for gifts at Funky Vibes.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hermanus vacation builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hoedspruit to Hermanus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hoedspruit in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hermanus: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holy Trinity Church and Plettenvale Wines. Visiting Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Featherbed Nature Reserve & Bollard Bay) and Noetzie (in Noetzie). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Noetzie Beach
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safari Ostrich Show Farm and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Get outdoors at Swartberg Pass and Meiringspoort Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Wilderness (Wilderness Beach & Wilderness National Park) and Meiringspoort (in De Rust). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn sightseeing 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilderness, De Rust
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Meiringspoort Waterfall ©
Meiringspoort Waterfall

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