15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive
4
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus
6
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
7
St Lucia
— 2 nights
Bus to Warner Beach, Fly to Riyadh

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Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Earthstompers Adventures and Groot Constantia. Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Twelve Apostles. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Town sightseeing website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in June; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 5th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with Dyer Island Cruises, stroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gansbaai trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Gansbaai, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cape Agulhas

— 1 night
On the 6th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast, enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Agulhas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gansbaai to Cape Agulhas takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Knysna

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon and then stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Knysna road trip planner.

Drive from Cape Agulhas to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Agulhas in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Knysna, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Hoedspruit

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Get in touch with nature at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Wonder View. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Hazyview (The Elephant Sanctuary & Elephant Whispers). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Three Roundavels and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit online tour builder.

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 a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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.
On the 12th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a bus from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to St Lucia.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

St Lucia

— 2 nights
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 14th (Mon): explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St Lucia tour site.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to St Lucia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Lucia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

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.