24 days South Africa Itinerary Itinerary

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Denver
Fly:
29​h
Johannesburg
— 3 days
3 nights
train + Fly:
2​h 45​min
Hoedspruit
— 4 days
5 nights
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Hazyview
— 3 days
3 nights
taxi + Fly:
5​h 30​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 days
4 nights
Fly:
3​h
Cape Town
— 7 days
6 nights
Fly:
33​h
Denver

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3
days
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: Montecasino (in Sandton) and Horseback Africa (in Pretoria). Pack the 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, look for gifts at The Lamp Post, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg holiday planner.

Denver, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Johannesburg, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in January, with highs in Johannesburg at 83°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos, Fun & Games, Theme Parks, Sightseeing
SIDE TRIPS : Horseback Africa, Montecasino
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4
days
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.
On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, stroll through Kinyonga Reptile Center, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks, Wildlife Areas, Trails, Zoos & Aquariums
SIDE TRIP : Kruger National Park
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3
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Nelspruit (Kruger National Park & Sudwala Caves). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Whispers, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and meet the residents at Elephant Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview tour planner.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Hazyview sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks, Nature, Tours, Wildlife Areas
SIDE TRIP : Nelspruit
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4
days
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 (Garden Route National Park, Knysna Heads, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Robberg Nature Reserve, stroll through Buffalo Bay, do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, and head outdoors with Knysna Elephant Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Plettenberg Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks, Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Nature
SIDE TRIPS : Knysna, Birds of Eden
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7
days
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 Point Nature Reserve (in Cape Town Central), Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town travel planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks, Sightseeing, Nature, Beaches
SIDE TRIPS : Cape Town Central, Table Mountain National Park, Boulders Beach, Klein Constantia, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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