15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Robertson
— 1 night
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Durban
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and finally look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Union Buildings and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Johannesburg to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kruger National Park, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit itinerary builder site.

Take a bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas
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Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, visit Bo-kaap, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Before you visit Cape Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hoedspruit in May, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
On the 12th (Tue), do a tasting at Four Cousins Tasting Room, learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, then do a tasting at Springfield Estate Winery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Robertson online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Robertson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Robertson can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Spas

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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Spas
Springfield Estate Winery ©
Springfield Estate Winery

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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 13th (Wed), do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, then stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and finally cruise along Swartberg Pass.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn day trip app.

Getting from Robertson to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products ©
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products

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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 14th (Thu): stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea and then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Knysna trip planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Knysna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Durban

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, try to win big at Giba Gorge Horse Trails, and then browse the exhibits of Makiwa Gallery.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Durban day trip website.

You can fly from Knysna to Durban in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, Durban is somewhat warmer than Knysna - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Casinos

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Shark Diving
Giba Gorge Horse Trails ©
Giba Gorge Horse Trails

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