32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Durban
— 3 nights
2
Hazyview
— 4 nights
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
4
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
5
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
6
Springbok
— 1 day
7
Clanwilliam
— 3 nights
8
Cape Town
— 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Durban with a short trip to Harold Johnson Nature Reserve in Stanger, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, stroll around Umgeni River Bird Park, and go for a walk through Umhlanga Rocks Promenade.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Durban trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Durban is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Durban due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Durban: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, Umhlanga Rocks Promenade
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Umgeni River Bird Park ©
Umgeni River Bird Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nelspruit (Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, Sudwala Caves, &more) and Antiques & Artifacts (in White River). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip planning app.

Fly from Durban to Hazyview in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Durban in August since evenings lows in Hazyview dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Antiques & Artifacts, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Safaris in Phalaborwa (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, and browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit planning website.

Drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Siyafunda Conservation ©
Siyafunda Conservation

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 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 13th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip builder website.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Union Buildings, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and get outside with Greenstone Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Greenstone Mall, Montecasino
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

1
day
Springbok

Springbok ©
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Springbok trip maker website.

Getting from Johannesburg to Springbok by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you will find days in Springbok are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Clanwilliam.

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife · Parks
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Goegap Nature Reserve ©
Goegap Nature Reserve

3
nights
Clanwilliam

Clanwilliam ©
Clanwilliam is a town in the Olifants River valley in the Western Cape, South Africa, about north of Cape Town. Change things up with a short trip to Klawer Cellars in Klawer (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cederberg Wilderness Area, look for gifts at Rooibos Tea House, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pakhuis Pass, and don't miss a visit to Heerenlogement.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Clanwilliam day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Springbok to Clanwilliam takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Springbok in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Clanwilliam, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Clanwilliam

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Klawer Cellars
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Pakhuis Pass ©
Pakhuis Pass
Cederberg Wilderness Area ©
Cederberg Wilderness Area
Heerenlogement
Heerenlogement

6
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, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

To see maps and tourist information, read Cape Town online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Clanwilliam to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Clanwilliam in August, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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