15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Robertson
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Robertson
— 1 night
Drive
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Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
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Robertson

— 1 night
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church, learn about winemaking at Fraai Uitzicht, learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, view the masterpieces at IBIS Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Robertson Art Gallery, and finally learn about winemaking at Four Cousins Tasting Room.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Robertson trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Robertson is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Robertson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in May, expect Robertson to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Gansbaai

— 1 night
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, then go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, and finally have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Gansbaai trip planner.

You can drive from Robertson to Gansbaai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Gansbaai, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Popular historic sites such as Robben Island Museum and Groote Kerk are in your itinerary. Let the collections at District Six Museum and Franschhoek Motor Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & La Bourgogne Farm) and Stellenbosch (Dutch Reform Church & The Stellenbosch Village Museum). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Gansbaai to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in May: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Hoedspruit

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery, and finally stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Johannesburg

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
On the 29th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and finally take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, then browse the exhibits of I was shot in Joburg, and finally look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg travel website.

You can fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hoedspruit in May since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.