16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Polokwane
Drive:  2 h
1
Bela Bela
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Broederstroom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Sun City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Clarens
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
6
Durban
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 30 min
7
Hazyview
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Polokwane

1
day
Bela Bela

Bela Bela ©
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 see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, 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

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Adventures with Elephants ©
Adventures with Elephants
L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery ©
L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery

1
night
Broederstroom

Broederstroom ©
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 find reviews, where to stay, maps, 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

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
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Lesidi Cultural Village ©
Lesidi Cultural Village

2
nights
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. 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

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park
Valley of Waves ©
Valley of Waves

1
night
Clarens

Clarens ©
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 see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Clarens trip planning site.

You can drive from Sun City to Clarens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. 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 travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Clarens

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Golden Gate Highlands National Park ©
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Clarens Brewery ©
Clarens Brewery

1
night
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
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.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein trip tool.

Traveling by car from Clarens to Bloemfontein takes 3.5 hours. 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
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Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Gallery on Leviseur ©
Gallery on Leviseur

3
nights
Durban

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.
Change things up with a short trip to KartingKZN Galleria in Amanzimtoti (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, stroll through Golden Mile, cool off at Splash Water World, and take in the exciting artwork at Africa Art Gallery.

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

Traveling by flight from Bloemfontein to Durban takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloemfontein in June, expect nights in Durban to be warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amanzimtoti, Umhlanga Rocks
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile

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

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hazyview day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Durban to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. 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 take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Graskop, Mpumalanga, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

4
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.
Step out of Hoedspruit with an excursion to Safaris in Phalaborwa--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, get to know the resident critters at Kinyonga Reptile Center, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Kinyonga Reptile Center ©
Kinyonga Reptile Center

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