15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  27 h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Baraka Gifts and Decor and The Old Biscuit Mill. Appreciate the collections at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum and !Khwa ttu. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore the galleries of Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, and contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Cape Town is 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in June, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

!Khwa ttu
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu

3
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.
Head to Jandreart Studio and Tiny Shopfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Outeniqua Transport Museum and Garden Route National Park. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay), The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, &more) and Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna road trip planning tool.

Fly from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Knysna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Elephant Whispers. Explore hidden gems such as Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Kumbaya Home Decor. Venture out of the city with trips to Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa) and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (in Kruger National Park). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Kingfisher Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Hoedspruit takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in June, you will find days in Hoedspruit are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Qualito Craft Distillery, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Elephant Whispers
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and then take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Hoedspruit to Hermanus in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Hoedspruit, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hermanus, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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