15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Robertson
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Union Buildings and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg. In May, Johannesburg is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): 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 7th (Thu): trek along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, Kruger National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Spas
Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Clifton Beaches and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and Bo-kaap. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in May: highs in Cape Town hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Robertson.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Four Cousins Tasting Room, then learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, then learn about winemaking at Springfield Estate Winery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Robertson trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cape Town to Robertson in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Spas

Side Trip

Spas
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Four Cousins Tasting Room ©
Four Cousins Tasting Room
Springfield Estate Winery ©
Springfield Estate Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, then look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and finally cruise along Swartberg Pass.

For photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Robertson to Oudtshoorn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Doornkraal Padstal
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Doornkraal Padstal ©
Doornkraal Padstal

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 (Thu): stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea and then stroll through Wilderness Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna day trip app .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Knysna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, try to win big at Giba Gorge Horse Trails, and then browse the exhibits of Makiwa Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Durban travel planner.

You can fly from Knysna to Durban in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Durban is somewhat warmer than Knysna - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Makiwa Gallery
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Shark Diving
Giba Gorge Horse Trails ©
Giba Gorge Horse Trails

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