20 days in South Africa & Kgalagadi District Itinerary

20 days in South Africa & Kgalagadi District Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Franschhoek, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:  12 h 15 min
4
Tshabong, Botswana
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h 15 min
5
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
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 Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Durbanville Rose Garden (in Durbanville Hills). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, stop by Watershed, and see the interesting displays at Cape Town Diamond Museum.

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

Side Trips

First South African Perfume Museum, Durbanville Rose Garden
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

4
nights
Franschhoek, South Africa

Franschhoek ©
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 Marbrin Olive Growers. Get out of town with these interesting Franschhoek side-trips: Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate (in Riebeek Kasteel) and Old Town Tulbagh (in Tulbagh). 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.

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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

Side Trips

Paarl, Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, Marbrin Olive Growers, Old Town Tulbagh
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve ©
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass

4
nights
Stellenbosch, South Africa

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 Grotto Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Peregrine Farm Stall (in Grabouw) and Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant (in Botrivier). Dedicate the 16th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church and engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden.

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Stellenbosch is just a short distance from Franschhoek. In September, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tshabong.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Hermanus, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Peregrine Farm Stall, Holy Trinity Church, Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

1
night
Tshabong, Botswana

Tshabong ©
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. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Tshabong

Nature Parks
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Kalahari Desert ©
Kalahari Desert

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.
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. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Three Roundavels, Amarula Lapa
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

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