20 days in South Africa & Kgalagadi District Itinerary

20 days in South Africa & Kgalagadi District Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Franschhoek, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Tshabong, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Cape Town, South Africa

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Platteklip Gorge and First South African Perfume Museum. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Durbanville Hills to see Durbanville Rose Garden about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, examine the collection at Cape Town Diamond Museum, and walk around Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town driving holiday planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Franschhoek, South Africa

— 4 nights

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and Old Town Tulbagh. Get out of town with these interesting Franschhoek side-trips: Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson) and Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate (in Riebeek Kasteel). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Lynx Wine, and learn the secrets of production at Babylonstoren.

To plan Franschhoek vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Franschhoek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Franschhoek can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Stellenbosch, South Africa

— 4 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Hermanus Cliff Path and Holy Trinity Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant (in Botrivier) and Peregrine Farm Stall (in Grabouw). Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Grotto Beach and engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch itinerary planner.

Stellenbosch is just a stone's throw from Franschhoek. September in Stellenbosch sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tshabong.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Tshabong, Botswana

— 1 night
On your second day here, explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tshabong day trip planner.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Tshabong in 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Tshabong

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kruger National Park: Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa) and Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tshabong to Kruger National Park in 14 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.

Kgalagadi District travel guide

4.8
Deserts
Kgalagadi is a district in southwest Botswana, lying along the country's border with Namibia and South Africa. The administrative center is Tsabong. The district of Kgalagadi covers a large part of the Kalahari Desert. It has a total area of 105,200 km² and has a population of 42,000 (2001). More than one-third of the district is covered by the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, which extends into South Africa, and which is a major tourist attraction.As of 2011, the total population of the district was 50,492 (compared to 42,049 in 2001). The growth rate of population during the decade was 1.85. Kgalagadi's population represents 2.49 per cent of the total population of Botswana. The majority of employees (in 2011 there were 10,530 people in work) were working within the transport & communication and public administration sectors. The district is administered by a district administration and district council.GeographyKgalagadi borders Omaheke Region, Namibia in northwest, Hardap Region, Namibia in southwest, Northern Cape Province, South Africa in south, North West Province, South Africa in southeast and omestically, it borders Ghanzi District in the north, Kweneng District in northeast, Southern District in the east. Kgalagadi means "land of the thirst". The largest settlement in the district is Tsabong, which had a population of 8939 in 2011 census while Hukuntsi and Kang had 4654 and 5985, respectively. The following is the list of villages noted separately in 2011 census in each census region.

Source