14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa visit planner

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St Lucia
— 1 night
Drive
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Umhlanga Rocks
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive
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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
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St Lucia

— 1 night
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Amala Massage & Gifts and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St Lucia trip planner.

Johannesburg to St Lucia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Umhlanga Rocks.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Umhlanga Rocks

— 1 night
Hailed as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Umhlanga Rocks boasts beautiful coastlines best suited for surfing, fishing, and whale and dolphin viewing.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Umhlanga Rocks travel planner.

Traveling by car from St Lucia to Umhlanga Rocks takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Umhlanga Rocks are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Umhlanga Rocks

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Shop till you drop at Canal Walk Shopping Centre and Uwe Koetter Jewellers. Explore hidden gems such as Waterford Estate and Chapman's Peak Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Tokara Wine Estate (in Stellenbosch), Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek) and Vrede en Lust Winery (in Simondium). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Earthstompers Adventures, steep yourself in history at Groot Constantia, enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Umhlanga Rocks to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Umhlanga Rocks in June, with highs in Cape Town at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hermanus

— 2 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 8th (Tue), shop like a local with Houw Hoek Farm Stall, stroll through Voelklip Beach, and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Dyer Island Cruises, and finally look for gifts at PROVENANCE Essential Skincare.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermanus tour itinerary app.

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. In June in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Knysna

— 3 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Step out of the city life by going to Buffalo Bay and Brenton on Sea. Do your shopping at Glass Roots Studio and Elephant Walk Farm Stall. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to The Crags (Elephant Sanctuary The Crags & Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Knysna online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Agulhas in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Knysna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoedspruit

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and then stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit day trip site.

You can fly from Knysna to Hoedspruit in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Knysna in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hoedspruit, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks

South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.