15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
6
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive to Polokwane International Airport, Fly to Athens

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Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stony Point Penguin Colony and Groot Constantia. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens in Betty's Bay, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town route tool.

Athens, Greece to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Athens in August, things will get cooler in Cape Town: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Cape Agulhas

— 1 night
On the 10th (Tue), savor the flavors at Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast, take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas trip builder tool.

Drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Agulhas can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the galleries of Bitou Art Gallery and then snap pictures at Suspension Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cape Agulhas in August since evenings lows in Tsitsikamma National Park dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Knysna

— 2 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Knysna road trip website.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Kruger National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park road trip app.

Fly from Knysna to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Knysna, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Hoedspruit

— 3 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Elephant Whispers. Take a break from Hoedspruit with a short trip to Lisbon Falls in Graskop, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit route planner.

You can take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.