17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Rustenburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cape Agulhas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Rustenburg

Situated at the base of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the town of Rustenburg boasts a rich history and heritage as the site of a platinum mining rush, the location of several Boer War battles, and the hometown of Paul Kruger, a famous South African politician.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pilanesberg National Park and Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Lion and Safari Park and Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary. There's more to do: meet the residents at Akwaaba Predator Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rustenburg online itinerary creator.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rustenburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Rustenburg, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Rustenburg

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Lion and Safari Park, Pilanesberg National Park
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Zipline
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary ©
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
Akwaaba Predator Park ©
Akwaaba Predator Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Featherbed Nature Reserve and Knysna Lagoon. Go for a jaunt from Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park to see Adrenaline & Extreme Tours about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Sanctuary and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip generator.

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Rustenburg to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Rustenburg in May, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Point and District Six Museum. Robben Island and Dorp Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town), Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Town travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Cape Town, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dorp Street, Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

2
nights
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then learn about winemaking at Strandveld Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kassiesbaai, take in the dramatic natural features at Seaside Dunes, and then Head underground at Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Agulhas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arniston, Strandveld Vineyards
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve ©
Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve

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