16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
4
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Wilderness
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Gold Reef City and Mall of Africa. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Africa. Here are some ideas for day two: try out the rides at Gold Reef City and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Jerusalem, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Mall of Africa
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Mall of Africa ©
Mall of Africa

2
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Skyway Trails, God's Window, Panorama Route, and other attractions.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hazyview day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Hazyview in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hazyview, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hazyview

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bourkes' Luck Potholes, God's Window, Mac Mac Falls, Panorama Route
Highlights from your plan
Skyway Trails ©
Skyway Trails
Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

3
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 in touch with nature at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. Head to iNyoka Art Gallery and Kumbaya Home Decorfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hazyview to Kruger National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Amarula Lapa
Highlights from your plan
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail ©
Wolhuter Wilderness Trail

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in July: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll set off for Port Elizabeth on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

1
night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, then snap pictures at Storms River bridge, and then examine the collection at Volkswagen AutoPavillion, South Africa.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth day trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Port Elizabeth hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park
Storms River bridge ©
Storms River bridge

1
night
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Dolphin Trail. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along The Dolphin Trail.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Wilderness on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilderness Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Cango Caves.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wilderness trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Wilderness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Wilderness. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, Cango Caves
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Wilderness to Hermanus by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Tours Wineries

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 5th (Mon), kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then browse the different shops at Cape Quarter Mall, then hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, and finally examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Cape Town are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Museums Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum
Greenmarket Square ©
Greenmarket Square

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