13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
2
Franschhoek
— 2 nights
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
4
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hoedspruit to Hazyview to see Elephant Whispers about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels, stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit travel planning website.

London, UK to Hoedspruit is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Hoedspruit due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Hoedspruit at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers
Highlights from your plan
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
nights
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, learn about winemaking at Eikehof, thenexplore and take pictures at Franschhoek Pass, and finally see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and then learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Franschhoek online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hoedspruit to Franschhoek by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Franschhoek can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Highlights from your plan
Eikehof ©
Eikehof
First South African Perfume Museum ©
First South African Perfume Museum
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden ©

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Grotto Beach, kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony, thenstop by Rossouw Modern, and finally browse the exhibits of Originals Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Franschhoek to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In February in Hermanus, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cape Agulhas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Buffalo Bay and Brenton on Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Nelson Bay Cave. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park), Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness) and Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay route planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay takes 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Beach, Storms River bridge
Highlights from your plan
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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