14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg online road trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Theme Parks

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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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 13th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail and trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park driving holiday planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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5
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Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Forest Nature Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.