12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa itinerary planner

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Pretoria
— 1 night
Fly
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly
5
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hazyview
— 1 night
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Pretoria

— 1 night
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
On the 19th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Montecasino and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pretoria trip maker tool.

Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, you will find days in Pretoria are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Pretoria

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn online vacation planner.

Fly from Pretoria to Oudtshoorn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pretoria in April, plan for little chillier nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Gansbaai

— 1 night
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gansbaai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Gansbaai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Gansbaai are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gansbaai to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

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Hazyview

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hazyview online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Hazyview takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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South Africa travel guide

4.4
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.