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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): race across the water with Knysna RIB Adventures, browse the exhibits of Jandreart Studio, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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), find your balance on the water with Untouched Adventures, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with Face Adrenalin and then get outside with Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tsitsikamma National Park trip website.

You can drive from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to 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, then admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tsitsikamma National Park to Durban in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in December, with highs in Durban at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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: hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park travel route website.

Fly from Durban to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durban in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Kruger National Park. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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