20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Gansbaai
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
Singapore

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Singapore, Singapore to Kruger National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kruger National Park. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Kruger National Park to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

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Parks Wildlife Trails
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

4
days
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kruger National Park in March, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You'll set off for Stellenbosch on the 22nd (Thu).

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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

2
days
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
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 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony and then explore and take pictures at Franschhoek Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, indulge your taste buds at Eikehof, then examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, and finally relax in the rural setting at Boschendal Wine Estate.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stellenbosch journey builder .

You can drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Boschendal Wine Estate, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

1
day
Gansbaai

Gansbaai ©
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gansbaai day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Gansbaai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Gansbaai, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

1
day
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Gansbaai to Oudtshoorn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

2
days
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 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park and then take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, and then stroll through Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Knysna trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Crags, Plettenberg Bay
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

3
days
Port Elizabeth

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Elizabeth: Addo Elephant National Park (in Addo Elephant National Park) and Daniell Cheetah Project (in Kirkwood). Spend the 1st (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve and take in the views from Storms River Bridge (Paul Sauer Bridge).

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Traveling by car from Knysna to Port Elizabeth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Addo Elephant National Park, Daniell Cheetah Project
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Safaris
Addo Elephant National Park ©
Addo Elephant National Park
Daniell Cheetah Project ©
Daniell Cheetah Project

1
day
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, then make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg vacation maker tool .

You can fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites

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Nelson Mandela Square
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square

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