15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
3
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Jeddah

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Family-friendly places like Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Greenmarket Square will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 13- hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in January, Cape Town is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and finally stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Sweni Wilderness Trail. Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to iNyoka Art Gallery in Hoedspruit, about 2h 30 min away. Spend the 10th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bushmans Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lonely Bull Trail.

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

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Kruger National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in January: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, iNyoka Art Gallery
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
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.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then try your luck at Montecasino, and then browse the different shops at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino
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Safaris
Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Jack Friedman Eastgate ©
Jack Friedman Eastgate

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