31 days in South Africa Itinerary

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Medellin
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  23 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Durban
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  32 h
End: Medellin

4
nights
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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Union Buildings in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, try your luck at Montecasino, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg itinerary planning website.

Medellin, Colombia to Johannesburg is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Medellin to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. In May, Johannesburg is slightly colder than Medellin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Greenstone Mall, Union Buildings, Montecasino
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

5
nights
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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
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.
When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, approximately Phalaborwa away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hippo Jessica, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Qualito Craft Distillery
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Siyafunda Conservation ©
Siyafunda Conservation
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

3
nights
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.
Step out of Hazyview with an excursion to Sudwala Caves in Nelspruit--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip planner.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Hazyview are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sudwala Caves, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durban: Harold Johnson Nature Reserve (in Stanger) and Holla Trails (in Ballito). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Awesome Africa, take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery, and walk around Umgeni River Bird Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durban trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hazyview to Durban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Durban, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, Holla Trails
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Harold Johnson Nature Reserve ©
Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, stop by Bo-kaap, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cape Town trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, Cape Town is slightly colder than Durban - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Garden Route National Park (in Knysna), The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, Suspension Bridge, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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 22nd (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oudtshoorn, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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