60 days in South Africa Itinerary

60 days in South Africa Itinerary

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60 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 8 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Hazyview
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Swellendam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Hermanus
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Langebaan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

8
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.
Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Mandela House and South Western Townships are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, & more) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Spend the 1st (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, stroll through The Cradle of Humankind, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Johannesburg 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. In January, Johannesburg is much warmer than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, The Cradle of Humankind, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa (about 1h 50 min away). The adventure continues: stroll through Napi Wilderness Trail, trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site, and see human ingenuity at work at Klaserie Dam.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Amarula Lapa
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to African Dawn Safaris Tours & Transfers - Day Safaris and Gomo Gomo Game Lodge. The adventure continues: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center, explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. In February in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kruger National Park and Elephant Sanctuary. Spend the 24th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers and steep yourself in history at Shangana Cultural Village.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hazyview vacation planner.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 2 hours. When traveling from Hoedspruit in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Visiting Birds of Eden and Buffalo Bay will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bollard Bay and Plettenberg Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Knysna Heads & Brenton on Sea). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Plettenberg Bay in 6 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 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as St Mark's Cathedral, George and Cape St Blaize Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to The Cango Caves and Santos beach. Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Outeniqua Farmers' Market (in George), De Rust (Meiringspoort & Meiringspoort Waterfall) and Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Swartberg Pass, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip generator.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

De Rust, George, Mossel Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

2
nights
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): do a tasting at Viljoensdrift Wine Farm, do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, then get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, then stop by Chocolat Etc., and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Art Gallery. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bontebok National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Swellendam itinerary maker.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Swellendam by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Swellendam

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Robertson
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

5
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Visit Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai) and Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony). There's more to do: stroll through Fernkloof Nature Reserve and relax in the rural setting at Klein River Cheese.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Langebaan.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Stanford, Gansbaai
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

3
nights
Langebaan

Langebaan ©
Escape the urban bustle at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon and Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at West Coast Fossil Park and !Khwa ttu. Step out of Langebaan with an excursion to SA Fisheries Museum in Velddrif--about 42 minutes away.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Langebaan custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Langebaan takes 3 hours. In March in Langebaan, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Langebaan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

SA Fisheries Museum, West Coast National Park, !Khwa ttu, West Coast Fossil Park, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:
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Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon ©
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Appreciate the collections at District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, stroll through Clifton Beaches, go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon, and admire all the interesting features of Robben Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cape Town travel planner.

Traveling by car from Langebaan to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 29th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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