15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive
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Langebaan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly

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Johannesburg

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Kruger National Park

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kruger National Park and Kumbaya Home Decor. Spend the 27th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and stroll through Bushmans Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Family-friendly places like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Town online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in November: highs in Cape Town hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Langebaan.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:

Langebaan

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for gifts at Gaia Crystals, explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park, and then stroll through Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at SA Fisheries Museum and then stroll through Langebaan Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Langebaan road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Langebaan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Langebaan

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Mossel Bay

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
On the 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, trek along St. Blaize Trail, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay day trip site.

You can drive from Langebaan to Mossel Bay in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Langebaan in December, plan for little chillier days in Mossel Bay, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Wilderness

— 2 nights
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
On the 6th (Mon), get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perdepoort Horse Tails. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wilderness attractions app.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Wilderness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Plettenberg Bay

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay route planner.

Getting from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

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.