32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

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32 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Durban
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Hazyview
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Springbok
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Clanwilliam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, go for a walk through Umhlanga Rocks Promenade, walk around Umgeni River Bird Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Durban trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Durban is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Durban is minus 8 hours. In July, Durban is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks Promenade, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Antiques & Artifacts (in White River) and Nelspruit (Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, Sudwala Caves, &more). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip itinerary maker app .

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 August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Hazyview. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the bus 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
Zipline
Safaris

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.
Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Phalaborwa and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit vacation planner.

Take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

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 13th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can 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 with an excursion to Union Buildings in Pretoria--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, head outdoors with Greenstone Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stop by Maboneng Precinct.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Montecasino
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

1
day
Springbok

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

To find more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Springbok trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Johannesburg to Springbok. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Springbok, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Clanwilliam.

Things to do in Springbok

Parks Wildlife
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clanwilliam: Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve (in Nieuwoudtville) and Klawer Cellars (in Klawer). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pakhuis Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ramskop Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Heerenlogement, and look for gifts at Rooibos Tea House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Clanwilliam trip maker app .

Drive from Springbok to Clanwilliam in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Springbok in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Clanwilliam: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Clanwilliam

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve, Klawer Cellars
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Cederberg Wilderness Area ©
Cederberg Wilderness Area
Klawer Cellars ©
Klawer Cellars
Rooibos Tea House ©
Rooibos Tea House

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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and stop by Abseil Africa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Clanwilliam to Cape Town by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Clanwilliam in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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