16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa vacation planner

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Bela Bela
— 1 day
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Broederstroom
— 1 night
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Sun City
— 2 nights
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Clarens
— 1 night
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Bloemfontein
— 1 night
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Durban
— 3 nights
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Hazyview
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Bela Bela

— 1 day
Taking a trip to Bela Bela allows visitors to enjoy mild weather and many hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): browse the fresh offerings at L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventures with Elephants.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bela Bela trip planner.

Polokwane to Bela Bela is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Polokwane in June, plan for little chillier nights in Bela Bela, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broederstroom.

Things to do in Bela Bela

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Broederstroom

— 1 night
Located in the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountain range, the village of Broederstroom offers visitors a variety of fun activities and day-trip opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a stroll through Lesidi Cultural Village and then stroll through Lion and Safari Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Broederstroom tour builder tool.

You can drive from Bela Bela to Broederstroom in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Broederstroom when traveling from Bela Bela in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sun City.

Things to do in Broederstroom

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:
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Sun City

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pilanesberg National Park. On the next day, make a splash at Valley of Waves.

Before you visit Sun City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Broederstroom to Sun City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Sun City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clarens.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Clarens

— 1 night
Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the "Jewel of the Eastern Free State". Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Clarens Brewery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Gate Highlands National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Clarens trip planning site.

You can drive from Sun City to Clarens in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sun City in June, expect Clarens to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Clarens

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

Bloemfontein

— 1 night

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Gallery on Leviseur.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein trip tool.

Traveling by car from Clarens to Bloemfontein takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Durban

— 3 nights

Surf City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to KartingKZN Galleria in Amanzimtoti (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, stroll through Golden Mile, and look for gifts at Joe's Corner Shop.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Bloemfontein to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bloemfontein in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durban, with highs around 28°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Hazyview

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Hazyview's surroundings by going to Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela) and Graskop (Wonder View & Panorama Route). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window, and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hazyview day trip website.

You can fly from Durban to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in June, plan for little chillier nights in Hazyview, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Hoedspruit

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Hoedspruit with an excursion to Safaris in Phalaborwa--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hippo Jessica, and meet the residents at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit road trip site.

Getting from Hazyview to Hoedspruit by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

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.

North-West Province travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Water Parks
A trip to the North-West Province can include everything from sunning and swimming on beaches to exploration of World Heritage Sites. The region also acts boasts some of the world's biggest entertainment centers, with casinos, golf courses, and concert halls supplementing North West's tourism sector. Explore UNESCO-protected attractions including the world's largest meteor crater and a hominid fossil site. Most of the population in North West consists of rural people with well-preserved traditions, so take a guided tour of these living-museum communities.

Free State travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · National Parks · Breweries
Witness the natural beauty, pristine rural areas, and sandstone rock formations in the heart of South Africa's Free State region. Effectively the granary of South Africa, the state draws a large number of tourists to its scenic farmlands and plowed fields. Take a tour of Free State's several important gold-mining towns, including one of the world's few completely preplanned cities. Visit sandstone cliffs in the region's national park, where the sunset's brilliant shades add another kind of gold to your holiday in Free State.

KwaZulu-Natal travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Aquariums · Beaches
In KwaZulu-Natal, opposites attract: modern malls and old bazaars, tribal settlements and shiny skyscrapers, and traditional customs and Western culture. Relax on some of the numerous tranquil beaches that dot the region's long coastline on the Indian Ocean. Climb the mountains, take a savannah safari, see Africa's Big Five game, then go partying after dark. Other highlights of a KwaZulu-Natal itinerary include the second-highest waterfall in the world, Zulu villages, and historic battlefields.

Mpumalanga travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Nature & Parks · Geologic Formations
Hike through the world's third-highest canyon, and the only green one in the world; explore the world's oldest cave; and witness the diverse wildlife in the many reserves of Mpumalanga. This "place where the sun rises," as the name means in local tongues, features stunning mountain scenery, lush valleys, and charming towns with refreshingly cool weather. Mpumalanga's attractions draw crowds of visitors from far and wide: follow the trails of the 19th-century gold rush in old gold-seeker's towns, rappel down a waterfall, or just take a dip in the pools below after a hike through the rainforests.