13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
4
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Get some cultural insight at District Six Museum and Robben Island Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square.

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New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in December since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

1
night
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 1st (Wed), engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, then examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Boschendal Wine Estate.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stellenbosch trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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.
Visiting Robberg Nature Reserve and Birds of Eden will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Jandreart Studio and Plettenvale Wines. When in Knysna, make a side trip to see Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in The Crags, approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, stroll through Buffalo Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Knysna trip planner .

Getting from Stellenbosch to Knysna by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Stellenbosch in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

3
nights
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Kingfisher Gallery and iNyoka Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Explore Kruger National Park's surroundings by going to Hoedspruit (Spas & Ukuthula Designs) and Phalaborwa (Qualito Craft Distillery & Amarula Lapa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Knysna to Kruger National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Knysna, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Phalaborwa
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Masorini Archaeological Site ©
Masorini Archaeological Site

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