47 days in South Africa Itinerary

47 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
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Hazyview
— 6 nights
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Durban
— 5 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 4 nights
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 5 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
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Cape Town
— 10 nights

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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.
Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip planner.

Cape Town to Johannesburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Sandton, Jack Friedman Eastgate, HintHunt
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

6
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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 Kruger National Park with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 7th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger, and identify plant and animal life at Legend Safaris.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park tour builder website.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Qualito Craft Distillery, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hazyview side-trips: Nelspruit (i'langa Mall & Emnotweni Casino) and Hoedspruit (Siyafunda Conservation, Spas, &more). Spend the 13th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with Private Kruger Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elephant Whispers and trot along with Horse Whispers.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hazyview takes 4 hours. When traveling from Kruger National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Nelspruit
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Private Kruger Safaris ©
Private Kruger Safaris
Spas
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

5
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Umdloti Beach (in Umdloti) and Ballito (Spas & Willard Beach). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at uShaka Marine World, stop by Awesome Africa, stroll around Umgeni River Bird Park, and admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban.

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Fly from Hazyview to Durban in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Hazyview in February since evenings lows in Durban dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, Ballito, Umdloti Beach
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
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.
Explore Port Elizabeth's surroundings by going to Surf Camp South Africa (in Cape St Francis), Adrenalin Addo Adventure Park (in Sundays River Valley) and Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park). Spend the 24th (Wed) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Afroventures Tours & Safaris, steep yourself in history at Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial, stroll through Hobie Beach, and hike along Chokka Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth road trip app.

You can fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Port Elizabeth is slightly colder than Durban - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Surf Camp South Africa, Chokka Trail, Adrenalin Addo Adventure Park, Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Afroventures Tours & Safaris ©
Afroventures Tours & Safaris
Adrenalin Addo Adventure Park ©
Adrenalin Addo Adventure Park

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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 1st (Mon), hike the day away at The Dolphin Trail. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Face Adrenalin, kick your exploration up a notch at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Untouched Adventures, and hike along Waterfall Trail.

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Getting from Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Untouched Adventures ©
Untouched Adventures

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: De Rust (Meiringspoort & Meiringspoort Waterfall), Knysna (Knysna Elephant Park, Knysna Heads, &more) and Rooiberg Pass (in Calitzdorp). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cango Caves, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Game, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Oudtshoorn, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, De Rust, Rooiberg Pass, Escape Game
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Knysna RIB Adventures ©
Knysna RIB Adventures
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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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: get great views at Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Oudtshoorn, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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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