37 days in South Africa Itinerary

37 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Bus
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hazyview
— 4 nights
Fly
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Durban
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 8 nights
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Johannesburg

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Spend the 28th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and stop by Maboneng Precinct.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Brussels in March; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:

Hoedspruit

— 4 nights
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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:

Kruger National Park

— 5 nights
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 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 4th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

Hazyview

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hazyview: Nelspruit (Montrose Falls & Sudwala Caves), Panorama Route (in Graskop) and Bagdad Farmers Market (in White River). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, and steep yourself in history at Shangana Cultural Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hazyview road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Hazyview takes 3.5 hours. In April in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 11:

Durban

— 3 nights

Surf City

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 Spas in Ballito (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery, and look for gifts at Awesome Africa.

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Getting from Hazyview to Durban by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Durban, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Port Elizabeth

— 3 nights

Windy City

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.
Step out of Port Elizabeth to go to Addo Elephant National Park and see Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 15th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marks Congregational Church, contemplate the long history of Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial, and kick back and relax at Hobie Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth day trip tool.

Fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in April; daily highs in Port Elizabeth reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Plettenberg Bay

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail & Waterfall Trail) and Knysna Heads (in Knysna). There's still lots to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Oudtshoorn

— 2 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Cape Town

— 8 nights

Mother City

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 the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 30:

South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.