20 days in South Africa & Kgalagadi District Itinerary

20 days in South Africa & Kgalagadi District Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa & Kgalagadi District Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
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
+2
Drive + Fly + 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, Holland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Platteklip Gorge and Green Point Park and Biodiversity Garden. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Durbanville Rose Garden in Durbanville Hills, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, look for gifts at Watershed, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Cape Town is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Durbanville Rose Garden, First South African Perfume Museum
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Chapman's Peak Drive ©
Chapman's Peak Drive

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Franschhoek Pass and Lynx Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Franschhoek side-trips: Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson), Old Town Tulbagh (in Tulbagh) and Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate (in Riebeek Kasteel). Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and take in nature's colorful creations at Babylonstoren Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Franschhoek travel route planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Franschhoek by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September in Franschhoek, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay), Peregrine Farm Stall (in Grabouw) and Hermanus (Hermanus Cliff Path & Grotto Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant.

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Stellenbosch is just a short distance 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Tshabong, Botswana

Tshabong ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Kalahari Desert.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tshabong trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Stellenbosch to Tshabong with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kruger National Park: Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor & Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre) and Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tshabong to Kruger National Park takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Three Roundavels, Amarula Lapa
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