32 days in Tanzania & South Africa Itinerary

32 days in Tanzania & South Africa Itinerary

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32 days in Tanzania & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  14​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Franschhoek, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hermanus, South Africa
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Wilderness, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
11
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
12
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
13
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  12​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

7
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Coast National Park and Paternoster Beach. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon (in Langebaan), West Coast Fossil Park (in Vredenburg) and !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, and browse the different shops at Canal Walk Shopping Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online road trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

West Coast Fossil Park, Chapman's Peak Drive, West Coast National Park, Paternoster Beach, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Bebe's Chocolaterie and Gluten Free Patisserie, learn about winemaking at Villiera Wines, then explore the world behind art at Dyman Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dutch Reform Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stellenbosch trip site .

Traveling by bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Stellenbosch sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites
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Villiera Wines ©
Villiera Wines
Dutch Reform Church ©
Dutch Reform Church
Dyman Gallery ©
Dyman Gallery

2
nights
Franschhoek, South Africa

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): do a tasting at Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Tasting Centre. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Maison Estate, learn about winemaking at Topiary Wines, then learn about winemaking at Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, then do a tasting at La Bri Estate, and finally see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum.

Start your trip to Franschhoek by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Franschhoek is just a short distance from Stellenbosch. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Hermanus.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Mellasat Vineyards
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
La Bri Estate ©
La Bri Estate
Maison Estate ©
Maison Estate

1
night
Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleinmond Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus holiday maker site .

Drive from Franschhoek to Hermanus in 2 hours. In September in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kleinmond Beach
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Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater
Kleinmond Beach ©
Kleinmond Beach

1
night
Wilderness, South Africa

Wilderness
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): hunt for treasures at Mosaic Outdoor Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wilderness online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Wilderness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Shopping

Side Trip

Mosaic Outdoor Market
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2
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plettenberg Beach, do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
night
Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail and then trek along Otter Trail.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park day trip planning website .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Tsitsikamma National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

few
hours
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Jeffreys Bay
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Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Jeffreys Bay in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jeffreys Bay are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Port Elizabeth on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth online travel planner .

Drive from Jeffreys Bay to Port Elizabeth in an hour. In October in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toHoedspruit.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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2
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and then stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Amarula Lapa, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip planner .

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Port Elizabeth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Amarula Lapa
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Safaris
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Spend the 10th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stop by Fahari Zanzibar, then admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach, then contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip builder site .

Getting from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in October; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

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Paje, Tanzania

Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
On the 16th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then Head underground at Kuza Cave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paje journey planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kuza Cave
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave

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Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Mnemba Atoll and then stroll through Matemwe Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Nungwi trip planner .

Getting from Paje to Nungwi by car takes about 2 hours. October in Nungwi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unguja City, Matemwe Beach, Bahati Beach Boutique
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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