14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 45 min
1
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
3
St Lucia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Elephant Whispers. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Three Roundavels. Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Lone Creek Falls (in Sabie) and Nelspruit (Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary & Sudwala Caves).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hazyview online trip itinerary builder.

Johannesburg to Hazyview is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hazyview, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Lone Creek Falls
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Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hippo Jessica.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit online trip itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), stroll through Crocodile Centre St Lucia, then explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Lucia trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hoedspruit to St Lucia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Crocodile Centre St Lucia ©
Crocodile Centre St Lucia

2
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get your game on at Gravity Indoor Trampoline Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Elizabeth driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from St Lucia to Port Elizabeth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Buffalo Bay, then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, and then stroll through Gerickes Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Knysna visit planning app.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Knysna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. June in Knysna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then make a trip to Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Agulhas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Cape Agulhas takes 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Knysna in June since evenings lows in Cape Agulhas dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B ©
Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony, then enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Whale House Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Shark Diving
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum, admire the natural beauty at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, then examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, stroll through Fish Hoek Beach, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, then examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town road trip website.

Drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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