19 days in South Africa & Ezulwini Itinerary

19 days in South Africa & Ezulwini Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa & Ezulwini Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  13​h 30​min
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
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Cape Town, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Durban, South Africa
— Few hours
7
St Lucia, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Komatipoort, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Skukuza, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Hazyview, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Graskop, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
13
Moremela, South Africa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 2 nights
15
Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg holiday planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, Johannesburg is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip maker site .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stellenbosch: Cape Town Central (Half-Day Hiking and Trekking Tour on Table Mountain & Hout Bay), Cape Point (in Table Mountain National Park) and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (in Newlands). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stellenbosch holiday planning app .

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cape Town
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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.
For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Stellenbosch to Plettenberg Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Elizabeth road trip site .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Durban.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Durban, South Africa

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.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Durban day trip planner .

Fly from Port Elizabeth to Durban in 2 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. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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St Lucia, South Africa

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St Lucia visit planning app .

Take a bus from Durban to St Lucia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ezulwini.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Ezulwini
Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
To find out how to plan a trip to Ezulwini, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from St Lucia to Ezulwini in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Komatipoort.

Things to do in Ezulwini

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Komatipoort, South Africa

Komatipoort
Komatipoort is a town situated at the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Komatipoort travel planner .

Drive from Ezulwini to Komatipoort in 3 hours. On the 30th (Thu), you're off toSkukuza.

Things to do in Komatipoort

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Skukuza, South Africa

Skukuza
To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Skukuza travel app .

You can drive from Komatipoort to Skukuza in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Skukuza are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off toHazyview.

Things to do in Skukuza

Golf Outdoors Wildlife
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Hazyview, South Africa

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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Skukuza to Hazyview takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Graskop.

Things to do in Hazyview

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Lisbon Falls
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Lisbon Falls ©
Lisbon Falls
Berlin Falls ©
Berlin Falls
God's Window ©
God's Window

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Graskop, South Africa

Graskop
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Graskop online journey planner .

You can drive from Hazyview to Graskop in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Graskop are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toMoremela.

Things to do in Graskop

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Moremela, South Africa

Moremela ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bourkes' Luck Potholes as well as Three Roundavels. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moremela trip planning tool .

Moremela is just a stone's throw from Graskop. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Moremela

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Three Roundavels
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Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

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Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moremela to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg
Plan trip to Johannesburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hoedspruit in May since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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