31 days in South Africa Itinerary

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Wellington
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  30​h
1
Knysna
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hermanus
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Durban
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Wellington

4
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Relax by the water at Buffalo Bay and Wilderness Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: Outeniqua Transport Museum (in George), Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary (in The Crags) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, browse the fresh offerings at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, and enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Knysna trip itinerary site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Knysna is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 10 hours. While traveling from Wellington, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Knysna, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Storms River Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Beach, Outeniqua Transport Museum
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bloubergstrand Beach and The Old Biscuit Mill. Let the collections at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden capture your imagination. Step out of Cape Town to go to Suider Paarl and see Fairview Wine and Cheese, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in June, Cape Town is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Franschhoek Motor Museum, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

5
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Voelklip Beach and Grotto Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa. Get out of town with these interesting Hermanus side-trips: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Swellendam (Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery & Drostdy Museum) and De Hoop Nature Reserve (in Bredasdorp). The adventure continues: cruise along Franschhoek Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and stop by Hemingways of Hermanus.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas, Swellendam, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Franschhoek Pass, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

4
nights
Hoedspruit

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at iNyoka Art Gallery and Katundo Leather Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Wonder View (in Graskop), Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview) and Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela). The adventure continues: stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Hoedspruit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hermanus in June, expect nights in Hoedspruit to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hazyview, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Wonder View, Three Roundavels
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site, and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

4
nights
Durban

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Elizabeth Gordon Gallery and Andrew Early Design Studio. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thompson's Bay Beach and Golden Mile. Go for a jaunt from Durban to Umkomaas to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery, get your game on at Epic Karting Galleria, and look for gifts at Springbuck Art & Jewellers.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durban trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Durban in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kruger National Park in June since evenings lows in Durban dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Scuba & Snorkeling, Thompson's Bay Beach, Epic Karting Galleria
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile
Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

Similar Plans

32 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 35 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Africa BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 39 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA January, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Mexico & South Africa BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo & Kenya BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in Tanzania & South Africa BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans