15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa route planner

Make it your trip
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Pretoria
— 1 night
Fly
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Stilbaai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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Johannesburg

— 1 night

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 31st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. March in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Pretoria.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pretoria

— 1 night
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, and then ride a horse along Horseback Africa.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Pretoria trip planner.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Pretoria in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect nights in Pretoria to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Pretoria

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pretoria to Oudtshoorn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pretoria in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Stilbaai.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Stilbaai

— 2 nights
Stilbaai, also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town along the southern coast of South Africa about four hours by car from Cape Town. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get great views at Geelkrans Nature Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Tuin-op-die-Brak, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lappiesbaai Beach. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory, indulge in some personalized pampering at Namo Natural Health, and then make a trip to Ancient Fish Traps.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stilbaai online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Stilbaai takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stilbaai

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Beaches

Cape Town

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will enjoy Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive, and stroll through Platteklip Gorge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Town online vacation planner.

You can drive from Stilbaai to Cape Town in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Kruger National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. It doesn't end there: hike along Sweni Wilderness Trail and stroll through Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planning site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

South Africa travel guide

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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.