15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Hoedspruit
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nelspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Cape Town, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hoedspruit: Kruger National Park (Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Walking tours, & more), Qualito Craft Distillery (in Phalaborwa) and Idube Game Reserve (in Sabi Sand Game Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Ukuthula Designs, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In September, Hoedspruit is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kruger National Park, Qualito Craft Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Get out of town with these interesting Nelspruit side-trips: Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview) and Safaris (in Kruger National Park). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary and take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In September in Nelspruit, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Safaris, Elephant Whispers
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

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 21st (Sat): stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online vacation builder .

You can fly from Nelspruit to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Nelspruit in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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