31 days in South Africa & Tanzania Itinerary

31 days in South Africa & Tanzania Itinerary

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31 days in South Africa & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nelspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Hoedspruit, South Africa
— 4 nights
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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5
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (23°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
nights
Nelspruit, South Africa

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nelspruit: Hazyview (Elephant Whispers, Zipline, & more). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, look for gifts at Joubert en Seuns Padstal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nelspruit road trip planning website .

You can fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Nelspruit reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Hazyview
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Safaris

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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 5th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and get outside with Wild Frontier Adventures.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online trip builder .

Getting from Nelspruit to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

4
nights
Hoedspruit, South Africa

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Safaris). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kingfisher Gallery, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

4
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Spend the 14th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
On the 17th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip maker website .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Serengeti National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Zanzibar City in October, expect Serengeti National Park to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In October in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park day trip website .

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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