60 days in Central African Republic & South Africa Itinerary

60 days in Central African Republic & South Africa Itinerary

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Bangui, Central African Republic
— 3 nights
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Ouadda, Central African Republic
— 2 nights
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Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture, Central African Republic
— 3 nights
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Bayanga, Central African Republic
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Durban, South Africa
— 8 nights
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 7 nights
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 6 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Bangui, Central African Republic — 3 nights

Bangui, or Bangî in Sango, formerly written Bangi in English, is the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Chutes de Boali and then browse the exhibits of Musee de Boganda (Boganda Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Oubangui River, appreciate the history behind Place de la Republique, then admire the landmark architecture of Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through K-Cinq (Km-5 Intersection).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bangui tour planner.

Denver, USA to Bangui is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Bangui. Traveling from Denver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangui, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ouadda.
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Ouadda, Central African Republic — 2 nights

Ouadda is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Haute-Kotto. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ouadda vacation planner.

You can drive from Bangui to Ouadda in 11 hours. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture.
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Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Bamingui-Bangoran National Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture trip planner.

You can drive from Ouadda to Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture in 12 hours. You'll set off for Bayanga on the 15th (Mon).
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Bayanga, Central African Republic — 2 nights

On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dzanga-Sangha Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bayanga trip planner.

Drive from Bamingui-Bangoran Prefecture to Bayanga in 19 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Regent Safaris (in Hazyview), 7th Heaven Scuba (in Krugersdorp) and Pretoria (Horseback Africa, Zipline, &more). Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, stroll through Lion and Safari Park, try to win big at Montecasino, and explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bayanga to Johannesburg in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. August in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Durban.
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Durban, South Africa — 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Flag Animal Farm (in Salt Rock), Springside Nature Reserve (in Hillcrest) and Ballito (Spas & Monkeyland KZN). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic scenery at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Durban day trip planning site.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Durban in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Durban, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Plettenberg Bay.
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Bloukrans Bridge, &more), Knysna (Knysna Heads, Walking tours, &more) and Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, get outside with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey, relax and rejuvenate at Forest Nature Spa, and explore the galleries of Bitou Art Gallery.

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

Getting from Durban to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in September, expect Plettenberg Bay to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa — 6 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Mossel Bay (St. Blaize Trail & Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre), De Rust (De Rust Horseriding - Klein Karoo Horse Adventures & Meiringspoort) and George (Cape Palette Art Gallery, Groot Brakrivier Island, &more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, make a trip to Roger Young Gallery, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn online route planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oudtshoorn, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 18 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: The Stellenbosch Village Museum (in Stellenbosch), West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park) and Franschhoek (Dutch Reformed Church, First South African Perfume Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Central African Republic travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Churches · Monuments
Natural attractions in Central African Republic include large forested areas rich in wildlife, especially lowland gorillas and elephants. One the most impoverished and historically unstable countries in the world, CAR remains known for its openness, its people praised for their welcoming nature and positive attitude. The Central African Republic Bush War began in 2004 and, despite a ceasefire in 2007, the fallout from the conflict and re-ignition of sectarian and political violence has made travel to the country inadvisable ever since.
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South Africa travel guide

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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.
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