47 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

47 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Eshowe
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Eshowe, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hluhluwe, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive
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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 3 nights
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Hazyview, South Africa
— 9 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly to Burlington, Bus to Montreal

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Cape Town, South Africa

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (Keermont Vineyards, DeMorgenzon Winery, &more) and First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Town travel route planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in March: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Eshowe.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 26:

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Eshowe, South Africa

Eshowe is the oldest town of European settlement in Zululand. Get out of town with these interesting Eshowe side-trips: Zinkwazi Beach (in Zinkwazi Beach), Stanger (Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, Luthuli Museum, &more) and Tembe Elephant Park (in Sihangwane). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Benvie Garden, experience rural life at Flag Animal Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dlinza Forest, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mtunzini Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eshowe trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Eshowe. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in March: high temperatures in Eshowe hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Hluhluwe.

Things to do in Eshowe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

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Hluhluwe, South Africa

Hluhluwe is a small town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Get out of town with these interesting Hluhluwe side-trips: Mtuba Mall (in Mtubatuba), Mkuze (Zimanga Private Game Reserve & Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve) and St Lucia (iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Bhangazi Horse Safaris, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Tunga Needlework Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonamanzi Game Reserve, and savor the flavors at Zamimpilo Community Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hluhluwe planning tool.

Traveling by car from Eshowe to Hluhluwe takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Hluhluwe

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:

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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Mlawula Nature Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Lebombo Mountains and then explore the striking landscape of Hlane Royal National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Simunye attractions website.

Traveling by car from Hluhluwe to Simunye takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Piggs Peak.

Things to do in Simunye

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Piggs Peak is a town in north western Swaziland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nsangwini Bushman Paintings and then take in the exciting artwork at Tintsaba Crafts.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Piggs Peak trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Simunye to Piggs Peak in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mbabane.

Things to do in Piggs Peak

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Although attractions in Mbabane itself remain scarce, this capital of the Kingdom of Swaziland provides a picturesque setting, pleasant weather, and plenty of amenities for tourists exploring the nation's mountains, forests, and valleys.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mbabane: Happy Valley Casino (in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary), Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (in Ezulwini) and Manzini (Mantenga Cultural Village & Mantenga Nature Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ngwenya Mine and look for all kinds of wild species at Malolotja Nature Reserve.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mbabane online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Piggs Peak to Mbabane in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mbabane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Mbabane

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

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Hazyview, South Africa

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: Sudwala Caves (in Nelspruit), Kruger National Park (Safaris, Napi Wilderness Trail, &more) and White River (Antiques & Artifacts, JWM Shooting Range, &more). There's much more to do: admire the engineering at Klaserie Dam, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, stroll through Tshukudu Game Lodge, and stroll around Horse Shoe Trout & About.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hazyview trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Mbabane to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hazyview when traveling from Mbabane in April, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 21:

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Johannesburg, South Africa

City of Light

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, Union Buildings, &more), Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (Sterkfontein Cave & The Cradle of Humankind) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online route planner.

Fly from Hazyview to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hazyview in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 29:

South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.