17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Goa
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h
End: Goa

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Knysna Elephant Park. Go for a jaunt from Knysna to The Crags to see Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Radical Raptors, play a few rounds at Pezula Championship Course, trek along Drupkelders Hiking Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

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Goa, India to Knysna is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Goa to Knysna is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Goa, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Knysna, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Franschhoek Motor Museum and Robben Island Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Bloubergstrand Beach. There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 18th (Sat), stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voelklip Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hoedspruit: Phalaborwa (Amarula Lapa & Qualito Craft Distillery), Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (in Kruger National Park) and Wonder View (in Graskop). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. April in Hoedspruit sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Phalaborwa, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Wonder View
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the stunning scenery at Krantzkloof Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban road trip planner .

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Durban in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Durban. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
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Shark Diving
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve ©
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve

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