South Africa Itinerary

South Africa is one of our favourite countries. We always say that it’s a “world” in a country. It offers breathtaking and different landscapes, desert, savannah, canyon, lagoons, mountains, coasts bathed by two oceans and everywhere a flora and extraordinary wildlife. We started our journey from the east side, crossing beautiful National Parks with plenty of wildlife till the Western Cape, a real gem of the country with its stunning landscapes and the bustling Cape Town.

Western cape, Hout Bay
Western Cape, Hout Bay



1° day:  Johannesburg – Sabie

2° day: Sabie – Pilgrim’s RestBlyde River Canyon – Phalaborwa

3° day: Phalaborwa – Kruger National Park (game drive) – Hazyview

4° day: Hazyview – Kruger National Park (game drive)– Nelspruit

5° day: Nelspruit – Swaziland border – Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary

6° day: Mliwane W.S. – Manzini market – Mkhaya Game Reserve – S.A. border – Hluhluwe

7° day: Hluhluwe – Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game ReserveSt Lucia (boat cruise)

8° day: St Lucia – Isimangaliso Wetland Park – Durban

9° day: Durban – Port Elizabeth (by flight) – Tsitsikamma National Park – Storm River village

10° day: Storm River village – Plettenberg Bay – Robberg Nature Reserve – Knysna – Mossel Bay – Witsand

11° day: Witsand – De Hoop Nature Reserve – Cape Agulhas – Gansbaai

12° day: Gansbaai (whales watching and shark cage)

13° day: Gansbaai – Hermanus – Betty’s Bay – whales route – Cape town

14° day: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula – Cape Town

15 ° day: Cape Town

16° day: Cape Town – Stellenbosh – Cape Town

Information about South Africa

Visa: check out the official website by clicking here.

Traveller’s health: click here for more information; 

When to go: the country has different climates depending on the various area; therefore, the best moment to enjoy the whole country is from June/July to October. This period corresponds to the austral winter, so the night/early morning could be a bit cold. It’s also a good period for visiting the eastern National Park as the Kruger and spot the majestic whales that crowd the country’s coast.

Mean of transport: rental car. At Jo’burg or Cape Town international airport, there are several rental companies; We first rented the car at Joburg till Durban, then we got another rental car at Port Elizabeth airport till Cape Town.

Notice: if you want to visit the small Eswatini (former Swaziland) or Lesotho, you need to notice your rental company and pay for a permit. 

We rented our car using the web company Tripadvisor. Click on the banner to see the prices to rent a vehicle in South Africa.


Accommodations: medium range; average expense for a double room 720 ZAR (50US$). If you choose to sleep inside Kruger NP, the accommodations are more expensive; we booked our accommodations through booking .com.

Food: local restaurants for dinner and grocery shop at the hypermarkets for lunch. The average expense for dinner 200 ZAR (15 US$);

Currency exchange: the local currency is called Rand (1 US$ is around 15 rands). We changed our currency at Jo’burg international airport. It also possible to withdraw local currency from the ATM that you always find in the towns;

Local agencies: If you like having a more extended trip through the southern countries of Africa (including Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zimbabwe or Mozambique), we suggest contacting Undhuvu Tours and Safari.

Travel insurance: don’t forget your travel insurance since if something gets wrong, the medical expenses could be very, very high. We made it with World Nomads.

Are you looking for the best websites and platforms to save money with?

Check out our travel resources for arranging your trip.


Write A Comment