15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Drive
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Clarens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimberley
— 2 nights
Fly to George Airport, Drive to Knysna
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Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to Port Elizabeth Airport, Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Pietermaritzburg
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Pietermaritzburg
— 1 night
Drive
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St Lucia
— 1 night
Drive
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Dullstroom
— 1 night
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Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
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Clarens

— 2 nights
Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the "Jewel of the Eastern Free State". On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Ugly Duckling, sample the tasty concoctions at Clarens Brewery, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at Tobias Art.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Clarens online road trip planner.

Johannesburg to Clarens is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Clarens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Clarens

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Kimberley

— 2 nights

City that Sparkles

As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
On the 6th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, explore the galleries of William Humphreys Art Gallery, and then try to win big at Flamingo Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kimberley day trip planning app.

Getting from Clarens to Kimberley by car takes about 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Clarens in April: highs in Kimberley hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Knysna

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Radical Raptors and Circles in the Forest. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Trinity Church and St. Christopher Catholic Church. Go for a jaunt from Knysna to Plettenberg Bay to see Plettenberg Beach about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerickes Point, view the masterpieces at Scarab Village, hike along Drupkelders Hiking Trail, and explore the galleries of Jandreart Studio.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kimberley to Knysna. When traveling from Kimberley in April, plan for slightly colder days in Knysna, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Addo Elephant National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Barefoot Addo Elephant Lodge.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Addo Elephant National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Knysna to Addo Elephant National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pietermaritzburg.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Pietermaritzburg

— 1 night
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Pietermaritzburg Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Luke's Anglican Church, and then appreciate the views at Cumberland Nature Reserve.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pietermaritzburg day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Addo Elephant National Park to Pietermaritzburg with the Route module. April in Pietermaritzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Pietermaritzburg

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

St Lucia

— 1 night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Bhangazi Horse Safaris and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St Lucia online road trip planner.

Drive from Pietermaritzburg to St Lucia in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Dullstroom.

Things to do in St Lucia

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Dullstroom

— 1 night
Dullstroom, also known as Emnothweni is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, and along with Underberg, it is one of South Africa's premier flyfishing destinations. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at The Rock Shop, tee off at Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate, and then trek along Dullstroom on the Dam.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dullstroom day trip planner.

You can drive from St Lucia to Dullstroom in 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Dullstroom can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Dullstroom

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Trails

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spas. Escape the urban bustle at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. There's lots more to do: get outside with Siyafunda Conservation, take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit route planner.

You can drive from Dullstroom to Hoedspruit in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Dullstroom in April, expect Hoedspruit to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.