30 days in South Africa Itinerary

30 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hazyview
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg

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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, approximately Pretoria away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, view the masterpieces at I was shot in Joburg, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg vacation planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in November, expect nights in Johannesburg to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Hazyview's surroundings by going to Delgoa Arts & Crafts (in Graskop) and Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hazyview takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Safaris, Amarula Lapa, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hazyview to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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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 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, and stroll through Idube Game Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Port Elizabeth

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Dockside Brewery and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Elizabeth using our trip planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Port Elizabeth in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in November, you will find days in Port Elizabeth are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Otter Trail), Garden Route National Park (in Knysna) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Oudtshoorn

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): Head underground at Cango Caves, cruise along Swartberg Pass, and then make a trip to Roger Young Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Cape Town

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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online trip maker.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Oudtshoorn in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.