16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Albany
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Franschhoek
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Tram + Train:  26 h
End: Albany

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route builder site.

Albany, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train, tram, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. In August, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Albany - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

3
nights
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Franschhoek: Robertson (Kranskop & Marbrin Olive Growers) and Waterford Estate (in Stellenbosch). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum, learn about winemaking at Stony Brook Vineyards, stroll through Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Franschhoek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Franschhoek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Franschhoek are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Robertson
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Wine Tours & Tastings
Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers

4
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 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, trek along Mphongolo Backpacking Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Franschhoek to Kruger National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Franschhoek in August: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail

2
nights
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 31st (Tue): stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, thenlook for gifts at Funky Vibes, and then go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip planning tool.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hermanus by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, train, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in August: highs in Hermanus hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Shark Diving, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Shark Diving
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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