37 days in South Africa Itinerary

37 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

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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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip tool.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cape Town is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in October: highs in Cape Town hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 28:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

3
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Hermanus

Hermanus
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, Head underground at Klipgat Caves, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape at Seaside Dunes.

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You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Shark Diving, Seaside Dunes, Klipgat Caves
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Shark Diving

2
nights
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 1st (Sun), experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort, and finally do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal.

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Getting from Hermanus to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

De Rust
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

5
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.
On the 5th (Thu), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Face Adrenalin, see Tsitsikamma Adventure Land, take a tour by water with Blackwater Tubing, and browse the exhibits of Bitou Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tsitsikamma National Park route builder website.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
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Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

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 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 9th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with Legend Safaris, stroll through Sweni Wilderness Trail, relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger, and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Kruger National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in November: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Phalaborwa (Safaris & Amarula Lapa). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, and get outside with Siyafunda Conservation.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit day trip planner.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bagdad Farmers Market (in White River) and Nelspruit (Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary & Open Skies Wilderness Expeditions). Spend the 18th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with Private Kruger Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elephant Whispers, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Katundo Leather Shop, and trot along with Horse Whispers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hazyview visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Hazyview takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hoedspruit in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Hazyview, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hazyview

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Bagdad Farmers Market
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Private Kruger Safaris ©
Private Kruger Safaris
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

5
nights
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.
Take a break from Johannesburg with a short trip to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

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Fly from Hazyview to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino, Voortrekker Monument
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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