15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
1
Durban
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Durban

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Durban. In December, daily temperatures in Durban can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Durban

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sweni Wilderness Trail, head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

Plan my day in Kruger National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Durban to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Durban in December, Kruger National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, take in the exciting artwork at I was shot in Joburg, and stop by Finders Keepers Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sandton
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Cape Town route planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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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.
On the 20th (Sun), stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

Before you visit Plettenberg Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn day trip planning app .

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

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