58 days in South Africa Itinerary

58 days in South Africa Itinerary

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58 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Budapest
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h
1
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Hazyview
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Durban
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Port Elizabeth
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Cape Town
— 10 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Budapest

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, Union Buildings, &more), Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and try your luck at Montecasino.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg driving holiday planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Johannesburg is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Traveling from Budapest to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, expect Johannesburg to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Wildlife Casinos

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Greenstone Mall, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Lion and Safari Park
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

6
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 15th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in June, with highs in Kruger National Park at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can 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

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hoedspruit side-trips: Phalaborwa (Safaris, Amarula Lapa, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, get to know the resident critters at Hippo Jessica, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, and get outside with Siyafunda Conservation.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hoedspruit travel planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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 Nelspruit (Safaris, Sudwala Caves, &more) and Bagdad Farmers Market (in White River). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, and look for gifts at Katundo Leather Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Hazyview itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Hazyview are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Bagdad Farmers Market
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Safaris
Zipline
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

6
nights
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: Harold Johnson Nature Reserve (in Stanger), KartingKZN Galleria (in Amanzimtoti) and Ballito (Holla Trails, Tinley Manor Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, browse the exhibits of Makiwa Gallery, take in the pleasant sights at Umhlanga Rocks Promenade, and look for gifts at Awesome Africa.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Hazyview to Durban in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Durban, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 5:
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Harold Johnson Nature Reserve ©
Harold Johnson Nature Reserve

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Elizabeth side-trips: Port Alfred (Kowie River & Kelly's Beach), Addo Elephant National Park (Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo & Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre) and Wild Dreams Africa (in Addo). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve, trek along Chokka Trail, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and sample the tasty concoctions at Dockside Brewery.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth visit planner.

You can fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in July; daily highs in Port Elizabeth reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Addo Elephant National Park, Port Alfred, Chokka Trail, Wild Dreams Africa
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 11:
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Safaris

6
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Suspension Bridge, &more), Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mitchell's Brewery, learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, and steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay road trip planning app.

Drive from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness), George (Outeniqua Transport Museum, Redberry Farm, &more) and Calitzdorp Museum (in Calitzdorp). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church, and take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn road trip planning tool.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Oudtshoorn. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

George, Calitzdorp Museum, Wilderness Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

10
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch). There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, stop by Abseil Africa, and admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town driving holiday planner.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Shark Diving
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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