22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Durban
— 2 nights
6
Cape Town
— 4 nights
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill and Union Buildings. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Ukutula Conservation Center in Brits, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, get engrossed in the history at Hector Pieterson Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. August in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Ukutula Conservation Center
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

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.
Spend the 21st (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kruger National Park, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery. Step out of Hoedspruit to go to Phalaborwa and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinyonga Reptile Center.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit journey planning tool .

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Safaris
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sudwala Caves in Nelspruit (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hazyview trip builder website .

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Hazyview, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sudwala Caves, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Umhlanga Beach, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then get your game on at Epic Karting Galleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): make a splash at uShaka Marine World, then browse the exhibits of Makiwa Gallery, and then take in the history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durban trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hazyview to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Epic Karting Galleria, Makiwa Gallery, Umhlanga Beach
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. Family-friendly places like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online travel route planner .

You can fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in September, expect Cape Town to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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