58 days in South Africa Itinerary

58 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa itinerary planner

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Hazyview
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 12 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 5 nights
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Durban
— 7 nights
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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: Panorama Route (in Graskop), Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail (in Barberton) and Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hazyview travel planner.

Nelspruit to Hazyview is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hazyview are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Kruger National Park

— 6 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 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at AM Spa Kruger, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hazyview to Kruger National Park in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

Hoedspruit

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, and browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hoedspruit, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

Johannesburg

— 6 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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Horseback Africa), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). Spend the 24th (Wed) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. Spend the 23rd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, try your luck at Montecasino, and steep yourself in history at Mandela House.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:

Cape Town

— 12 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to The Stellenbosch Village Museum in Stellenbosch--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 7:

Oudtshoorn

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness), George (Montagu Pass Old Toll House & Groot Brakrivier Island) and Meiringspoort (in De Rust). The adventure continues: Head underground at Cango Caves, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Karoo Donkey Sanctuary.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

Plettenberg Bay

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Suspension Bridge, &more), Knysna (Garden Route National Park, The Motorcycle Room, &more) and Bitou Art Gallery (in Storms River). The adventure continues: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, tee off at Knysna Golf Club, and make a splash at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:

Port Elizabeth

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Elizabeth: Sundays River Mouth and Beach (in Colchester), Wild Dreams Africa (in Addo) and Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park). Spend the 19th (Mon) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Pollock Beach, and stroll through Hobie Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 23:

Durban

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Ballito (Spas & Willard Beach). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, stroll through Umdloti Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Durban is somewhat warmer than Port Elizabeth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.