15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Hoedspruit
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Knysna
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  20​h
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Family-friendly places like Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Elephant Whispers will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Step out of Hoedspruit with an excursion to Bourkes' Luck Potholes in Moremela--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and take in panoramic vistas at God's Window.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit tour planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hoedspruit is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. In September, Hoedspruit is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary and Metelerkamps. Visiting Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Knysna side-trips: The Crags (Elephant Sanctuary & Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Knysna Elephant Park, don't miss a visit to Peggy's African Art and Tours, and delve into the lush surroundings at Garden Route National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Knysna tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hoedspruit to Knysna in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in September: high temperatures in Knysna hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary ©
Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags ©
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wilgewandel Holiday Farm and Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Step out of the city life by going to Meiringspoort and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Calitzdorp (Boplaas, Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides, & more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Swartberg Pass and look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, Meiringspoort, La Chocolaterie Rococo
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Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides ©
Gamka River Safari Co. - Day Rides

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