13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  16​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Hazyview
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
5
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Plettenberg Bay reach 21°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island Museum. Visit Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stroll through Signal Hill, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cape Town, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

1
night
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, and then stroll through Elephant Whispers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Hazyview trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Hazyview takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Hazyview, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery, then stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally view the masterpieces at Ukuthula Designs. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Siyafunda Conservation, then stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

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.
Visiting Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stroll through Idube Game Reserve and hike along Bushmans Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

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