16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  17​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Lisbon

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, stroll through Birds of Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planning tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Plettenberg Bay is 2 hours. In March, Plettenberg Bay is somewhat warmer than Lisbon - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bollard Bay
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Take a break from the city and head to Kruger National Park and Elephant Whispers. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Sudwala Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary, buy something for everyone on your list at Riverside Mall, and indulge your taste buds at Shautany Chocolatiers.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nelspruit sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Nelspruit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Nelspruit are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shautany Chocolatiers, Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves

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 in touch with nature at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Safaris & Thornybush Game Reserve).

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit attractions planner .

You can drive from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In March in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Platteklip Gorge. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hoedspruit in April, with highs in Cape Town at 28°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Robben Island ©
Robben Island
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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