30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

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30 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Hazyview
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Durban
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
6
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Berlin

3
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. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, admire all the interesting features of FNB Stadium, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg online trip builder .

Berlin, Germany to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Spend the 19th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, hike along Lonely Bull Trail, and make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Kruger National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness 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 25th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online tour itinerary planner .

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park and then stroll through Elephant Whispers.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hazyview driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Hoedspruit in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

1
night
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 30th (Mon), cool off at uShaka Marine World and then admire the striking features of St. Paul's Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hazyview to Durban in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

#Historic Sites
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Moses Mabhida Stadium ©
Moses Mabhida Stadium

2
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 2nd (Wed), cruise along Swartberg Pass, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, and then have some family-friendly fun at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities. On your second day here, look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Durban to Oudtshoorn in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in May, expect Oudtshoorn to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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: The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in May, Plettenberg Bay is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Dolphin Trail, Storms River Suspension Bridge, Knysna Elephant Park
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:
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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, wander the streets of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay May 6 — 12:
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

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