23 days in South Africa Itinerary

23 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hazyview
— 2 nights
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
3
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
5
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
6
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
7
Cape Town
— 5 nights

2
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hazyview: Nelspruit (Sudwala Caves, Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Elephant Whispers, look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop, and make a trip to Pabeni Gate Kruger National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hazyview trip site.

Cape Town to Hazyview is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Nelspruit
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary

3
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.
Hoedspruit is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and get outside with Siyafunda Conservation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Spas

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 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 7th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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.
Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and test your problem-solving skills at HintHunt.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg visit planning website.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, HintHunt, Montecasino
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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HintHunt ©
HintHunt
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

3
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Tsitsikamma National Park is known for adventure, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Face Adrenalin, glide peacefully along the water with Untouched Adventures, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and see Tsitsikamma Adventure Land.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Tsitsikamma National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tsitsikamma National Park, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Storms River bridge
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Untouched Adventures ©
Untouched Adventures
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then identify plant and animal life at Swartberg Mountain Tours.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip maker site.

Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in May since evenings lows in Oudtshoorn dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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: get great views at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, visit Abseil Africa, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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