31 days in South Africa Itinerary

31 days in South Africa Itinerary

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31 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cuneo
Drive + Fly:  31​h
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
3
Hazyview
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Kruger National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Cuneo

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park), Cape Town Central (Fish Hoek Beach & Cape Point Nature Reserve) and Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, head off the coast to Robben Island, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take a stroll through Bo-kaap.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Cuneo, Italy to Cape Town is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Cuneo to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cuneo in October, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Storms River Suspension Bridge, Otter Trail, & more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve, pick up some local products at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, and take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Step out of Hazyview to go to Nelspruit and see Kruger National Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Whispers.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview itinerary builder.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Hazyview by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in October, expect nights in Hazyview to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris

4
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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at African Dawn Safaris Tours & Transfers - Day Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, stop by Godding & Godding, explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and view the masterpieces at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hazyview to Hoedspruit takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Idube Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, about 1h 40 min away. On the 22nd (Sun), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Napi Wilderness Trail, trek along Lonely Bull Trail, get in touch with nature with Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, and stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

3
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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria), Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, stop by Smallville Comics, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Voortrekker Monument, Smallville Comics, Wild Cave Adventures, Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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