22 days in South Africa & Simunye Itinerary

22 days in South Africa & Simunye Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 2 nights
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
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Underberg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
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De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa
— 1 night
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Hermanus, South Africa
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum and then see the interesting displays at SAB World of Beer.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary builder app.

Madrid, Spain to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Johannesburg is 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Johannesburg, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kruger National Park.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa — 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Sweni Wilderness Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Olifants Wilderness Trail and Wolhuter Wilderness Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve, hike along Bushmans Trail, get a new perspective on nature at Letaba Elephant Hall, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, Kruger National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Simunye.
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Simunye, Eswatini (Swaziland) — 2 nights

Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Sugarcane Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges, and then identify plant and animal life at Mlawula Nature Reserve. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hlane Royal National Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Simunye trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kruger National Park to Simunye in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Lucia.
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St Lucia, South Africa — 1 night

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Veyane Cultural Village and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Extreme Nature Tours and Travel Day Tours.

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You can drive from Simunye to St Lucia in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Underberg.
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Underberg, South Africa — 2 nights

Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Pucketty Farm.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Underberg trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from St Lucia to Underberg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Addo Elephant National Park.
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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Addo Elephant National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Underberg to Addo Elephant National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Addo Elephant National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.
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Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa — 1 night

On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary and then get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey.

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Traveling by car from Addo Elephant National Park to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to De Hoop Nature Reserve.
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De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa — 1 night

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the De Hoop Nature Reserve road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to De Hoop Nature Reserve takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Hermanus on the 15th (Mon).
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Hermanus, South Africa — 1 night

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Walker Bay Nature Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cape Whale Coast. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look and learn at SANSA Space Science, and then examine the collection at Old Harbour Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus visit planning app.

Getting from De Hoop Nature Reserve to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 3 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at African Story Wine Tours and St. George's Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. There's still lots to do: catch all the local highlights with Pisces Divers, trek along Helderberg Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town visit planning site.

Drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf, and then see the interesting displays at SAB World of Beer. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Sandton City.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online trip builder.

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.
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