15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  22​h
1
Durban
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
5
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  22​h 30​min
End: Boracay

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try out the rides at uShaka Marine World and then admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

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Boracay, Philippines to Durban is an approximately 22-hour combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Boracay to Durban. Traveling from Boracay in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Durban, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Durban to Oudtshoorn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in November, things will get a bit cooler in Oudtshoorn: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Town route planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in November, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in November: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

2
nights
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 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then stop by Finders Keepers Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Theme Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Square
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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