31 days in South Africa Itinerary

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
5
Durban
— 2 nights
6
Cape Town
— 6 nights
7
Swellendam
— 1 night
8
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights

4
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Mandela House. Appreciate the collections at Apartheid Museum and Everard Read Gallery. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, view the masterpieces at Kim Sacks Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Neighbourgoods Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Johannesburg online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Johannesburg. March in Johannesburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

24 Boxes, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Sandton City Mall
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. Spend the 5th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, make a trip to Tshokwane Picnic Site, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 24 Degrees South and Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop. Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Safaris in Phalaborwa, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit day trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Sudwala Caves. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The White River Gallery and Bagdad Farmers Market. Venture out of the city with trips to White River (Antiques & Artifacts & Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery) and Nelspruit (i'langa Mall & Sudwala Dinosaur Park). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trips

White River, Nelspruit
Highlights from your plan
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Safaris

2
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.
On the 17th (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, browse the different shops at La Lucia Mall, view the masterpieces at Africa Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Makiwa Gallery, thenstop by Awesome Africa, and finally browse the exhibits of Andrew Early Design Studio.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Hazyview in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Durban, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, La Lucia Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
La Lucia Mall ©
La Lucia Mall
Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping

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.
Get some cultural insight at Robben Island Museum and Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Whatiftheworld. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Franschhoek (African Hands Art Gallery, First South African Perfume Museum, &more). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durban in April; daily highs in Cape Town reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Franschhoek
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

1
night
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Die Biltong Boetiek, take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and finally stroll through Marloth Nature Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Swellendam trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Swellendam in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Swellendam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Swellendam

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marloth Nature Reserve ©
Marloth Nature Reserve
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Heads. You'll explore and learn at Bitou Art Gallery and Scarab Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio & Brenton on Sea), Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail & Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree) and George (Dutch Reformed Mother Church & Cape Palette Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden, stop by Tiny Shop, take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics, and indulge your taste buds at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay journey builder website.

Drive from Swellendam to Plettenberg Bay in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, George, Tiny Shop
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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