19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Durban
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
St Lucia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
End: Brussels

1
night
Durban

Durban ©
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.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach. Keep things going the next day: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durban tour builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Durban is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Durban. When traveling from Brussels in October, plan for much warmer days in Durban, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Umhlanga Main Beach
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Diving

2
nights
St Lucia

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Vidal Lighthouse and then see Heritage Tours & Safaris.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St Lucia trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Durban to St Lucia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Heritage Tours & Safaris
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Safaris
Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

3
nights
Hoedspruit

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Elephant Whispers. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Three Roundavels. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit travel planner.

Traveling by flight from St Lucia to Hoedspruit takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers
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Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

3
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garden Route National Park and Knysna Lagoon. We've included these beaches for you: Brenton on Sea and Wilderness Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary & Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Wilderness). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of St George's Anglican Church and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Knysna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in October, expect nights in Knysna to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Stony Point Penguin Colony and Shark Diving. Go for a jaunt from Hermanus to Gansbaai to see African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary and do a tasting at Hamilton Russell Vineyards.

Make your Hermanus itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Knysna to Hermanus in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Bloubergstrand Beach and Fish Hoek Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Chapman's Peak Drive and Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park), !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum & Franschhoek Pass). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles and stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Cape Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, West Coast National Park, !Khwa ttu
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon ©
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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