29 days in South Africa Itinerary

29 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
2
Kruger National Park
— 5 nights
3
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
4
Hazyview
— 3 nights
5
Umhlanga Rocks
— 2 nights
6
Hermanus
— 3 nights
7
Cape Town
— 5 nights

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kim Sacks Gallery and 24 Boxes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and I was shot in Joburg. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, take in the exciting artwork at Everard Read Gallery, stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate, and examine the collection at Soweto Inspirational Home Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Johannesburg travel route website.

Manchester, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenstone Mall, Jack Friedman Eastgate, 24 Boxes, Art Eye Gallery
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. Spend the 8th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) 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
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kingfisher Gallery and Amarula Lapa. Head to iNyoka Art Gallery and Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shopfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa to see Safaris about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, and browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

3
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.
Let the collections at The White River Gallery and Into The Kruger Wildlife Gallery capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Elephant Whispers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hazyview: White River (Bagdad Farmers Market & Antiques & Artifacts) and i'langa Mall (in Nelspruit). There's more to do: look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Hazyview by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Umhlanga Rocks.

Things to do in Hazyview

Shopping Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

White River, i'langa Mall
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i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
nights
Umhlanga Rocks

Umhlanga Rocks ©
Hailed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Umhlanga Rocks boasts beautiful coastlines best suited for surfing, fishing, and whale and dolphin viewing.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stop by The Puzzle Place, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, and then view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at La Lucia Mall, thenexplore the galleries of Africa Art Gallery, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Ballito Lifestyle Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Umhlanga Rocks online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Umhlanga Rocks takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Hazyview in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Umhlanga Rocks, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Umhlanga Rocks

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Puzzle Place, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, La Lucia Mall
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The Puzzle Place ©
The Puzzle Place
La Lucia Mall ©
La Lucia Mall
Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping

3
nights
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Appreciate the collections at African Hands Art Gallery and Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery. Visiting Shark Diving and Phillipskop Mountain Reserve will get you outdoors. Step out of Hermanus to go to Kleinmond and see Joe Lategan Fine Art Gallery, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Funky Vibes, head off the coast to Dyer Island, take in the exciting artwork at Originals Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Lembu Gallery & Studio.

Plan trip to Hermanus with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Umhlanga Rocks to Hermanus takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Umhlanga Rocks in September, with highs in Hermanus at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stanford, Joe Lategan Fine Art Gallery, Dyer Island, Shark Diving
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Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
African Hands Art Gallery ©
African Hands Art Gallery

5
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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.
Robben Island Museum and Groot Constantia will appeal to history buffs. Head to Greenmarket Square and Cape Quarter Mallfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, and wander the streets of Bo-kaap.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Museums Shopping
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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