16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
3
Wilderness
— 2 nights
4
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
5
Johannesburg
— 3 nights

3
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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to First South African Perfume Museum and Waterford Estate. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island Museum and Lynx Wine. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Dyman Gallery in Stellenbosch, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, see the interesting displays at Cape Town Diamond Museum, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour itinerary maker app.

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Lynx Wine ©
Lynx Wine

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Radical Raptors and then contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

2
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Wilderness

Wilderness ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilderness Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Pharoah Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brenton on Sea.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilderness route builder website.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wilderness when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Knysna, Shark Diving
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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Kruger National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Masorini Archaeological Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & iNyoka Art Gallery).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wilderness to Kruger National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Wilderness in August, expect nights in Kruger National Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hoedspruit
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Safaris

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Johannesburg

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.
Shop till you drop at Sandton City Shopping Centre and Neighbourgoods Market. Let the collections at Lesedi Cultural Village and Hector Pieterson Museum capture your imagination. Spend the 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and get engrossed in the history at Liliesleaf.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Johannesburg when traveling from Kruger National Park in August, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Liliesleaf, Lesedi Cultural Village, Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Liliesleaf ©
Liliesleaf
Lesedi Cultural Village ©
Lesedi Cultural Village
Hector Pieterson Museum ©
Hector Pieterson Museum

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