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 + taxi:  13​h 30​min
1
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
5
St Lucia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Visiting Stony Point Penguin Colony and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Visit Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Hermanus with a short trip to Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas, about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and look for gifts at Overberg Honey Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hermanus trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Hermanus is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in October; daily highs in Hermanus reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanford, Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Shark Diving
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

3
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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Twelve Apostles and Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery. Shop till you drop at The Old Biscuit Mill and Eyewitness - A Private Collection. There's lots more to do: stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Cape Quarter Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Town itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. On your second day here, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip planner .

Fly from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cape Town in October: highs in Knysna hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and iNyoka Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Whispers and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Katundo Leather Shop in Hazyview (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Knysna to Hoedspruit by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Knysna in October, you will find days in Hoedspruit are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hazyview, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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nights
St Lucia

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Zamimpilo Community Market and then explore the striking landscape of Heritage Tours & Safaris.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the St Lucia trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hoedspruit to St Lucia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zamimpilo Community Market, Heritage Tours & Safaris
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Safaris
Heritage Tours & Safaris ©
Heritage Tours & Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

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