21 days in South Africa Itinerary

21 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 4 nights
2
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
5
Cape Town
— 6 nights

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Pretoria (National Library of South Africa & Union Buildings). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get outside with Greenstone Mall, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg online trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Johannesburg to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pretoria, Jack Friedman Eastgate, Greenstone Mall
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

4
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 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 7th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and steep yourself in history at Masorini Archaeological Site.

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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
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.
Explore Hoedspruit's surroundings by going to Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Safaris). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery, explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery, and stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit visit planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Safaris
Spas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Otter Trail), Knysna Heads (in Knysna) and Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Plettenberg Bay takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Hoedspruit, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna, Storms River bridge
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town vacation maker.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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