15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  32​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Himeville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Durban
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
St Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Klaserie Private Game Reserve
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Seattle

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 outdoors at Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Franschhoek Motor Museum and District Six Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, and see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town custom trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in March, plan for much hotter days in Cape Town, with highs around 78°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Himeville.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Himeville

Himeville ©
Himeville is a small village/town situated in the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, approx 130 km from Pietermaritzburg. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pick up some local products at Pucketty Farm, relax in the rural setting at River Glen Farm Cheese, and then get engrossed in the history at The Himeville Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Himeville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to Himeville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Himeville

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Underberg
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The Himeville Museum ©
The Himeville Museum
Pucketty Farm ©
Pucketty Farm

1
night
Durban

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.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Natural Science Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Old Fort, then examine the collection at Phansi Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Main Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Durban online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Himeville to Durban in 2.5 hours. March in Durban sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St Lucia.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Natural Science Museum ©
Natural Science Museum
Phansi Museum ©
Phansi Museum

2
nights
St Lucia

St Lucia ©
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 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Heritage Tours & Safaris. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then identify plant and animal life at iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read St Lucia custom trip planner.

Getting from Durban to St Lucia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Klaserie Private Game Reserve.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Heritage Tours & Safaris
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

4
nights
Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Klaserie Private Game Reserve ©
Get in touch with nature at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Idube Game Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Bourkes' Luck Potholes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Klaserie Private Game Reserve: Wonder View (in Graskop) and Hoedspruit (iNyoka Art Gallery & Kumbaya Home Decor).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Klaserie Private Game Reserve trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St Lucia to Klaserie Private Game Reserve by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. In March, daytime highs in Klaserie Private Game Reserve are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park, Wonder View, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

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