14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
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Franschhoek
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
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Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights

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Johannesburg

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online travel planner.

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Johannesburg are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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Kruger National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve and take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kruger National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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Franschhoek

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Stony Brook Vineyards, then do a tasting at Eikehof, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, explore the world behind art at Dyman Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum, then do a tasting at Waterford Estate, and finally examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Franschhoek trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Franschhoek in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kruger National Park in September, with highs in Franschhoek at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Stony Brook Vineyards ©
Stony Brook Vineyards

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Chapman's Peak Drive. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Clifton Beaches, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Groote Kerk.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip builder site.

Drive from Franschhoek to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 16th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©

Windy City

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 17th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dockside Brewery and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Dockside Brewery ©
Dockside Brewery

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