32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

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32 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  20​h
1
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Singapore

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island and District Six Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park), Noordhoek Beach (in Noordhoek) and Casa Labia Café (in Muizenberg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Cape Town, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 27°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

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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.
Relax by the water at Brenton on Sea and Wilderness Beach. Kids will enjoy Robberg Nature Reserve and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Buffalo Bay, & more), Tsitsikamma National Park (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Storms River Suspension Bridge) and Dolphin Point Lookout (in Wilderness). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden, surround yourself with nature on Knysna Elephant Park, and take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Wilderness, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Idube Game Reserve and Tshukudu Game Lodge. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit), Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa) and Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Thornybush Game Reserve, & more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Arts & Craft Shop.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hoedspruit trip generator.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Hoedspruit in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May: highs in Hoedspruit hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park, Amarula Lapa, Idube Game Reserve
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

6
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.
Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lion and Safari Park and Acrobranch Melrose. Venture out of the city with trips to Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at South Western Townships, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and get your game on at Orlando Towers.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 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

Side Trips

Mandela House, Lion and Safari Park, Montecasino, Sterkfontein Cave, Orlando Towers
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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