47 days in South Africa, Ezulwini & Maseru Itinerary

47 days in South Africa, Ezulwini & Maseru Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
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Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Nelspruit, Fly to Durban
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Durban, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 3 nights
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Stilbaai, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Agulhas, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 4 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
You've added Sterkfontein Cave, The Cradle of Humankind, South Western Townships, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip website.

Riga, Latvia to Johannesburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riga in April, you will find days in Johannesburg are much hotter (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve as well as Three Roundavels. Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 30th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Ezulwini.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

— 4 nights

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lion Cavern, Mantenga Cultural Village, Sheba's Breast Mountain, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and get a dose of the wild on Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ezulwini day trip site.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Ezulwini by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kruger National Park in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Ezulwini. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durban.

Things to do in Ezulwini

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Durban, South Africa

— 6 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
You've added Drakensberg Mountains, Sani Pass, Shakaland, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Mile.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Durban online tour planner.

You can drive from Ezulwini to Durban in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ezulwini in May: high temperatures in Durban hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Maseru, Lesotho

— 3 nights
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong as well as Ha Kome Cave Houses. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the galleries of National Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, and then admire the engineering at Katse Dam. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Ha Kome Cave Houses and then take in the dramatic scenery at Maletsunyane Falls Semonkong.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maseru travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Maseru takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in May: high temperatures in Maseru hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

— 3 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo has been added to your itinerary. Spend the 18th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth itinerary site.

Drive from Maseru to Port Elizabeth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Maseru in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Elizabeth, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 6 nights
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.
You've added Point of Human Origins, Outeniqua Pass, Suspension Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from Plettenberg Bay with a short trip to Knysna Heads in Knysna, about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay holiday website.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stilbaai.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Stilbaai, South Africa

— 2 nights
Stilbaai, also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town along the southern coast of South Africa about four hours by car from Cape Town. Your day by day itinerary now includes Redberry Farm. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Inverroche Distillery. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm.

Start your trip to Stilbaai by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Stilbaai by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Stilbaai are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Stilbaai

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes De Hoop Whale Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Museum and then trek along De Hoop Whale Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Stilbaai to Cape Agulhas takes 3 hours. Traveling from Stilbaai in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cape Agulhas, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Stellenbosch, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stony Point Penguin Colony as well as Franschhoek Pass. Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum, get curious at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stellenbosch trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Stellenbosch in 3 hours. In May in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Table Mountain National Park as well as Platteklip Gorge. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

3.4
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.

Lesotho travel guide

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Ski Areas · Dams · Waterfalls
Kingdom in the Sky
Mountainous Lesotho lends itself well to an adventurous holiday itinerary. Entirely located above 1,000 m (3,280 ft) in elevation, the country enjoys a cool climate with around 300 days of sunshine each year. Explorations of the mountains form the backbone of many Lesotho holidays. Remote villages located way up in the highlands, only accessible on foot or by horseback, offer a glimpse into the country's authentic culture with their lively markets, traditional eateries, and musical traditions.