47 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

47 days in South Africa & Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Eshowe, South Africa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Hluhluwe, South Africa
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Hazyview, South Africa
— 9 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  25 h
End: Montreal, Canada

10
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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 First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Stellenbosch (Keermont Vineyards, DeMorgenzon Winery, &more). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Town travel route planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and 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

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, First South African Perfume Museum
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

5
nights
Eshowe, South Africa

Eshowe ©
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), Tembe Elephant Park (in Sihangwane) and Stanger (Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, Luthuli Museum, &more). 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 other places to visit, photos, reviews, 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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanger, Mtunzini Beach, Zinkwazi Beach, Tembe Elephant Park, Benvie Garden
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Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach
Tembe Elephant Park ©
Tembe Elephant Park
Benvie Garden ©
Benvie Garden

6
nights
Hluhluwe, South Africa

Hluhluwe ©
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). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Tunga Needlework Studio, pick up some local products at Zamimpilo Community Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonamanzi Game Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hluhluwe trip builder tool.

Getting from Eshowe to Hluhluwe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Simunye.

Things to do in Hluhluwe

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

St Lucia, Mkuze, Bayete Zulu, Mtuba Mall, Scuba & Snorkeling
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

2
nights
Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Simunye ©
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.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, 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

Lebombo Mountains, Mlawula Nature Reserve, Hlane Royal National Park
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Hlane Royal National Park ©
Hlane Royal National Park
Mlawula Nature Reserve ©
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Lebombo Mountains ©
Lebombo Mountains

1
night
Piggs Peak, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Piggs Peak ©
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 where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, 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 Historic Sites Shopping
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Tintsaba Crafts ©
Tintsaba Crafts
Nsangwini Bushman Paintings ©
Nsangwini Bushman Paintings

3
nights
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Mbabane ©
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: Manzini (Mantenga Cultural Village & Mantenga Nature Reserve), Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (in Ezulwini) and Happy Valley Casino (in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nyonyane Mountain, trek along The Mdzimba Trail, identify plant and animal life at Malolotja Nature Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Ngwenya Mine.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mbabane online holiday builder.

You can drive from Piggs Peak to Mbabane in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mbabane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Mbabane

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manzini, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Ngwenya Mine, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Malolotja Nature Reserve
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Nyonyane Mountain ©
Nyonyane Mountain
Happy Valley Casino ©
Happy Valley Casino
Ngwenya Mine ©
Ngwenya Mine

9
nights
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: White River (Antiques & Artifacts & Africa Joy), Kruger National Park (Safaris, Napi Wilderness Trail, &more) and Sudwala Caves (in Nelspruit). And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Klaserie Dam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, don't miss a visit to Pabeni Gate Kruger National Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview trip planning app.

You can drive from Mbabane to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mbabane in April since evenings lows in Hazyview dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, White River, Hoedspruit, Horse Shoe Trout & About, Sudwala Caves
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Safaris
Nyalaland Wilderness Trail ©
Nyalaland Wilderness Trail
Tshokwane Picnic Site ©
Tshokwane Picnic Site

8
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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

Side Trips

Pretoria, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Montecasino, Lion and Safari Park, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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