16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
bus:  2​h 45​min
1
St Lucia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Graskop
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Kimberley
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
5
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Durban

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Vidal Lighthouse. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at St Lucia Beach and then explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St Lucia trip planner .

Durban to St Lucia is an approximately 3-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary
Cape Vidal Lighthouse ©
Cape Vidal Lighthouse

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at iNyoka Art Gallery and Ukuthula Designs. Step off the beaten path and head to Elephant Whispers and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. When in Hoedspruit, make a side trip to see Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park in Kruger National Park, approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip builder tool .

Getting from St Lucia to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Graskop.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Elephant Whispers, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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2
nights
Graskop

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Panorama Route, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, and then explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Panoramic Route Mpumalanga, then stroll through Wonder View, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lone Creek Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Graskop tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Graskop in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Graskop are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Lone Creek Falls, Three Roundavels
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Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels
Lone Creek Falls ©
Lone Creek Falls

1
day
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole Kimberley, then take in the exciting artwork at William Humphreys Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimberley visit planner.

Traveling by car from Graskop to Kimberley takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Graskop in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 2°C in Kimberley. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums Shopping
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Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre ©
Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre

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.
Visit Boulders Beach and Grotto Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate !Khwa ttu and South African Jewish Museum. Step out of Cape Town to go to West Coast National Park and see West Coast National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

Plan a trip to Cape Town easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Kimberley to Cape Town with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kimberley in June since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotto Beach, West Coast National Park, !Khwa ttu
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
On the 2nd (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then don't miss a visit to Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B.

To plan Cape Agulhas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. July in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B ©
Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wilderness Beach and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Outeniqua Transport Museum. Step out of Knysna with an excursion to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary in The Crags--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea, view the masterpieces at Scarab Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and get engrossed in the history at Old Gaol and Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Knysna online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Agulhas in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Knysna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Outeniqua Transport Museum, Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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