56 days in South Africa Itinerary

56 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Upington
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Benoni
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
7
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
9
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Sodwana
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
St Lucia
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
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Durban
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Himeville
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
14
Underberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Isandlwana
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Winterton
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
17
Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
18
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
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Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
21
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
22
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
25
Matjiesfontein
— 1 night
Drive:  14 h
26
Pilgrim's Rest
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
27
UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Stellenbosch

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes West Coast Fossil Park, !Khwa ttu, Table Mountain National Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at West Coast Fossil Park, steep yourself in history at Iziko Slave Lodge, examine the collection at !Khwa ttu, then head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia. On your second day here, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, then examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dorp Street.

Plan my day in Cape Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Upington.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Dorp Street, !Khwa ttu, West Coast Fossil Park, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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Upington

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Upington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Town to Upington. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in May: highs in Upington hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 47°F. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Benoni.

Things to do in Upington

Wildlife Parks
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ©
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Benoni

Benoni ©
You've now added Tamboville Cemetery to your itinerary. On the 5th (Tue), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tamboville Cemetery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marievale Bird Sanctuary.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Benoni online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Upington to Benoni. Traveling from Upington in May, you will find days in Benoni are little chillier (69°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Benoni

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marievale Bird Sanctuary
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Marievale Bird Sanctuary ©
Marievale Bird Sanctuary
Spas

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Credo Mutwa Cultural Village as well as Mandela House. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then pause for some serene contemplation at Regina Mundi. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Standard Bank Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then examine the collection at Liliesleaf, and finally head outdoors with Greenstone Mall.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planning website.

Getting from Benoni to Johannesburg by car takes about an hour. In May in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Greenstone Mall, Liliesleaf
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Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site ©
Kromdraai Gold Mine has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by Lesidi Cultural Village. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind, then steep yourself in history at Kromdraai Gold Mine, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site road trip app.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site takes 1.5 hours. In May in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lesidi Cultural Village
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The Cradle of Humankind ©
The Cradle of Humankind
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave
Kromdraai Gold Mine ©
Kromdraai Gold Mine

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Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Tswaing Meteor Crater. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along The Tswaing Meteor Crater, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Hua Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Faerie Glen Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pretoria driving holiday site.

You can drive from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site to Pretoria in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in May, plan for little chillier days in Pretoria, with highs around 63°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

The Tswaing Meteor Crater, Nan Hua Temple
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Faerie Glen Nature Reserve ©
Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Nan Hua Temple ©
Nan Hua Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hike along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, then trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and then explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planner.

Getting from Pretoria to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Pretoria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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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 off the beaten path and head to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Tshukudu Game Lodge. Take a break from the city and head to Siyafunda Conservation and Safaris. Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Phalaborwa and see Amarula Lapa, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Highlights from your plan
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Safaris
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve as well as Matsamo Cultural Village. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Matsamo Cultural Village, stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and finally contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques & Artifacts, stop by Shautany Chocolatiers, then learn about winemaking at Rottcher Wineries, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at South African National Parks.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip planner.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sodwana.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

White River, Matsamo Cultural Village, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

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Sodwana

Sodwana ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tembe Elephant Park and Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and Viskoors at Sodwana Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Sodwana: Ndumo Game Reserve (in Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve) and Tembe National Elephant Park (in Sihangwane).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sodwana day trip site.

You can drive from Hazyview to Sodwana in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Lucia.

Things to do in Sodwana

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sihangwane, Ndumo Game Reserve, Rocktail Bay, Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
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Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve ©
Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tembe Elephant Park ©
Tembe Elephant Park

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St Lucia

St Lucia ©
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
On the 27th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then steep yourself in history at Veyane Cultural Village, and then browse the different shops at Mtuba Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): trot along with Bhangazi Horse Safaris and then enjoy the sand and surf at St Lucia Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read St Lucia travel route tool.

You can drive from Sodwana to St Lucia in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Mtuba Mall
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Highlights from your plan
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Safaris
Veyane Cultural Village ©
Veyane Cultural Village

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Valley of a 1000 Hills, Nelson Mandela Capture Site, The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, and other attractions. On the 29th (Fri), admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, see the interesting displays at Nelson Mandela Capture Site, appreciate the views at The Valley of a 1000 Hills, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Emmanual Cathedral, then bet on a winner at Giba Gorge Horse Trails, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and then play a few rounds at Zimbali Golf Course.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Durban are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Himeville.

Things to do in Durban

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Capture Site
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Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Nelson Mandela Capture Site ©
Nelson Mandela Capture Site
The Valley of a 1000 Hills ©
The Valley of a 1000 Hills

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Himeville

Himeville ©
Himeville is a small village/town situated in the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, approx 130 km from Pietermaritzburg. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Himeville Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cobham Nature Reserve.

To see photos and tourist information, read Himeville holiday tool.

You can drive from Durban to Himeville in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Underberg.

Things to do in Himeville

Nature Wildlife Parks
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The Himeville Museum ©
The Himeville Museum

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Underberg

Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then savor the flavors at Pucketty Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): stop by Underberg Cheesery, see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Underberg Studio.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Underberg trip planner.

Underberg is just a short distance from Himeville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Isandlwana.

Things to do in Underberg

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Off-Road Tours
Spas
Underberg Studio ©
Underberg Studio

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Isandlwana

Isandlwana ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blood River Battlefield as well as Isandlwana Battlefield. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Blood River Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Fugitive's Drift, then witness the site of a historic battle at Isandlwana Battlefield, and finally steep yourself in history at Rorke's Drift.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Isandlwana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Underberg to Isandlwana takes 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Winterton.

Things to do in Isandlwana

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Rorke's Drift, Blood River Battlefield
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Isandlwana Battlefield ©
Isandlwana Battlefield
Rorke's Drift ©
Rorke's Drift
Fugitive's Drift ©
Fugitive's Drift

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Winterton

Winterton ©
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): do a tasting at Cathedral Peak Wine Estate, then take an in-depth tour of Negosie Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drakensberg Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthews Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Winterton trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Isandlwana to Winterton in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Winterton

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

St Matthews Church, Drakensberg Brewery
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Negosie Museum ©
Negosie Museum
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate ©
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate
Drakensberg Brewery ©
Drakensberg Brewery

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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Big Hole as well as Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, then stroll through Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery on Leviseur.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Winterton to Bloemfontein takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Big Hole
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Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve ©
Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve

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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre.

To plan Addo Elephant National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Bloemfontein to Addo Elephant National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Addo Elephant National Park when traveling from Bloemfontein in June, with lows around 46°F. You will leave for Port Elizabeth on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
On the 9th (Tue), stroll through SANCCOB, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at King's Beach. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sardinia Bay Beach, and then stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Addo Elephant National Park to Port Elizabeth takes 1.5 hours. June in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve ©
Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve
SANCCOB ©
SANCCOB
Spas

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Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve

Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
On the 11th (Thu), hike along Sewefontein Wild Fig Tree Forest.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve

Nature Parks Trails
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Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Suspension Bridge and The Dolphin Trail. Get in touch with nature at Waterfall Trail and Otter Trail. Go for a jaunt from Tsitsikamma National Park to Kareedouw to see Dutch Reformed Church about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree and browse the exhibits of Bitou Art Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve to Tsitsikamma National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tsitsikamma National Park are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Dutch Reformed Church
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The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cango Caves, Knysna Heads and Garden Route National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plett Puzzle Park and Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Plettenberg Bay Country Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

Plan a Plettenberg Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Plettenberg Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Cango Caves
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Plett Puzzle Park ©
Plett Puzzle Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
On the 18th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Agulhas travel planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cape Agulhas, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa

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Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Van Ryn's Distillery, then learn about winemaking at Villiera Wines, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Remhoogte Wine Estate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dutch Reform Church.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stellenbosch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Stellenbosch takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Matjiesfontein.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Villiera Wines ©
Villiera Wines
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Remhoogte Wine Estate
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Dutch Reform Church

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Matjiesfontein

Matjiesfontein ©
On the 20th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Marie Rawdon Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Matjiesfontein travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Matjiesfontein in 2.5 hours. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pilgrim's Rest.

Things to do in Matjiesfontein

Museums
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Marie Rawdon Museum

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Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrim's Rest ©
Pilgrim’s Rest is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. Visiting Three Roundavels and Echo Caves will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Berlin Falls and Alanglade House Museum. It doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at God's Window and look for gifts at Ponieskrantz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pilgrim's Rest trip planner.

You can drive from Matjiesfontein to Pilgrim's Rest in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Pilgrim's Rest, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

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Mpumalanga, Echo Caves
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Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels
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Berlin Falls
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Echo Caves

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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamberg Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highmoor Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Sani Pass.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park journey builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pilgrim's Rest to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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Sani Pass
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Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park
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Sani Pass
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Kamberg Nature Reserve

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