16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 3 nights
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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to George Airport, Drive to Mossel Bay
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Mossel Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town
— 3 nights

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Johannesburg

— 1 night

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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Safaris as well as Legend Safaris. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with Legend Safaris.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park road trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, Kruger National Park is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maloti Drakensberg Park and Drakensberg Brewery. Step out of UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to go to Boston and see Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, which is approximately 1 hour away.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kruger National Park to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Mossel Bay

— 5 nights

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, Pinnacle Point Golf Club and Point of Human Origins. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Blaize Trail and Outeniqua Transport Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mossel Bay: Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place (in Calitzdorp), Wilderness (Dolphin Point Lookout & Wilderness Lagoon) and Oudtshoorn (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Wilgewandel Holiday Farm). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santos Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, and stroll around Harry Giddy Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mossel Bay planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Mossel Bay. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Stellenbosch

— 1 night

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 20th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Middelvlei and then deepen your understanding at Stellenbosch University.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stellenbosch holiday planning site.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Stellenbosch by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in July, plan for little chillier nights in Stellenbosch, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

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 Platteklip Gorge and Twelve Apostles. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and stroll around Greenpoint Park and Biodiversity Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip tool.

Getting from Stellenbosch to Cape Town by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

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.