15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Wilderness
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
5
Knysna
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, look for gifts at Piece, and then view the masterpieces at Art Eye Gallery.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Johannesburg to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Art Eye Gallery ©
Art Eye Gallery

2
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
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.
On the 16th (Fri), browse the exhibits of iNyoka Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Kingfisher Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Designs, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at 24 Degrees South and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Hoedspruit journey site .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hoedspruit when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kingfisher Gallery ©
Kingfisher Gallery
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

4
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.
Get outdoors at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Lonely Bull Trail. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve, trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

1
day
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Pharoah Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery, then make a trip to St Mark's Cathedral, then stroll through Wilderness Beach, and finally stop by Tiny Shop.

Make your Wilderness itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Wilderness in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in August: high temperatures in Wilderness hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

George
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Cape Palette Art Gallery ©
Cape Palette Art Gallery
St Mark's Cathedral ©
St Mark's Cathedral

1
night
Knysna

Knysna ©
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 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then explore the galleries of Jandreart Studio, and finally look for gifts at Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Knysna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Wilderness to Knysna by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Wilderness in August, Knysna is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Jandreart Studio ©
Jandreart Studio

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.
Bring the kids along to Greenmarket Square and Cape of Good Hope. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Knysna in August, with lows around 9°C. You will leave for home on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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