32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

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Cape Town
— 11 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
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Hoedspruit
— 7 nights
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Johannesburg
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Cape Town

— 11 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Camp's Bay Beach. Kids will enjoy Cape Point and Table Mountain National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stop by Bo-kaap, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Cape Town. When traveling from Singapore in April, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 21 — May 2:

Plettenberg Bay

— 6 nights
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.
Visit Wilderness Beach and Buffalo Bay for some beach relaxation. Jandreart Studio and Holy Trinity Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Margaret's Viewpoint & Brenton on Sea), Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Dolphin Point Lookout (in Wilderness). The adventure continues: stroll through Birds of Eden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay itinerary tool.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 8:

Hoedspruit

— 7 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Kruger National Park and Kumbaya Home Decor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve), Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Napi Wilderness Trail, &more) and Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tshukudu Game Lodge and look for gifts at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Hoedspruit takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 15:

Johannesburg

— 6 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mandela House and Sterkfontein Cave. Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Lion and Safari Park in Broederstroom--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Fri) trying your luck at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: visit Maboneng Precinct, have some family-friendly fun at Orlando Towers, don't miss a visit to South Western Townships, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Johannesburg holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hoedspruit in May since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Casinos · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 21:

South Africa travel guide

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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.