15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 5 nights
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
3
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
4
Durban
— 2 nights
5
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cape Town. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, then race across the water with Knysna RIB Adventures, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Knysna are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna RIB Adventures ©
Knysna RIB Adventures
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

2
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
On the 15th (Tue), glide peacefully along the water with Untouched Adventures, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and then make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with Face Adrenalin and then kick your exploration up a notch at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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Untouched Adventures ©
Untouched Adventures
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Durban

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 17th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at Mindgame Escape, admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Durban road trip planning site.

Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Durban by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Durban: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mindgame Escape
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Mindgame Escape ©
Mindgame Escape

3
nights
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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. There's more to do: trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kruger National Park when traveling from Durban in December, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

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