9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  30​min
1
Kempton Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Durban
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hluhluwe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Cathkin Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Port Edward
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Kempton Park

Kempton Park ©
Not far from the nation's largest city rests Kempton Park, a calm Bavarian suburb popular for its tasty foods, trendy nightspots, malls, and comfortable residences.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through The Cradle of Humankind and then try to win big at Emperors Palace. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and then try your luck at Montecasino.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kempton Park travel route builder app .

Johannesburg to Kempton Park is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train. In March in Kempton Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Kempton Park

Casinos Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Sandton, The Cradle of Humankind, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

2
nights
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 27th (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then get your game on at Epic Karting Galleria, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens. On the next day, laugh and play at uShaka Marine World and then kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Durban day trip site .

You can fly from Kempton Park to Durban in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kempton Park in March, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hluhluwe.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

KartingKZN Galleria, Umhlanga Main Beach
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe ©
Hluhluwe is a small town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 29th (Sun), browse the fresh offerings at Zamimpilo Community Market, stop by Ilala Weavers, and then stroll around iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tunga Needlework Studio, then explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Getting from Durban to Hluhluwe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cathkin Park.

Things to do in Hluhluwe

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

St Lucia, Zamimpilo Community Market
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Safaris

2
nights
Cathkin Park

Cathkin Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Drakensberg Mountains and then stroll through Monks Cowl. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dragon Rock Reptile Centre, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Drakensberg Boys Choir School, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drakensberg Brewery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cathkin Park tour website .

Traveling by car from Hluhluwe to Cathkin Park takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Edward.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Winterton, Drakensberg Mountains
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Drakensberg Boys Choir School ©
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Drakensberg Brewery ©
Drakensberg Brewery

1
night
Port Edward

Port Edward ©
Port Edward is a small resort town situated on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, right on the Eastern Cape Province border.Port Edward is a tourist resort for seasonal visitors from more affluent regions of South Africa. On the 2nd (Thu), cool off at Wild Waves Water Park and then kick back and relax at Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Edward tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cathkin Park to Port Edward takes 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Port Edward can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Edward

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ramsgate Blue Flag Main Beach
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Wild Waves Water Park ©
Wild Waves Water Park

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