17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  24​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Knysna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
East London
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Port Shepstone
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
St Lucia
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
10
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain National Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): hike along Platteklip Gorge and then admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Town day trip planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Cape Town. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa. On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, make a trip to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, then explore the striking landscape of Agulhas National Park, and finally kick back and relax at Struisbaai Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Agulhas attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas takes 3 hours. July in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Agulhas National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Agulhas National Park ©
Agulhas National Park

1
night
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wilderness Beach, Knysna Heads and Garden Route Trail. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hike along De Hoop Whale Trail and then trek along De Hoop Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): trek along Garden Route Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay route builder website .

Getting from Cape Agulhas to Mossel Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Cape Agulhas in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Mossel Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wilderness, Bredasdorp, Knysna Heads
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
De Hoop Nature Reserve ©
De Hoop Nature Reserve

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.
To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip builder app .

You can drive from Mossel Bay to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

1
night
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jeffreys Bay tour planner.

You can drive from Knysna to Jeffreys Bay in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Knysna in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Jeffreys Bay. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
On the 28th (Sun), walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Addo Elephant National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Jeffreys Bay to Addo Elephant National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Addo Elephant National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for East London.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Daniell Cheetah Project
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo
Daniell Cheetah Project ©
Daniell Cheetah Project

1
night
East London

East London
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our East London day trip tool .

Getting from Addo Elephant National Park to East London by car takes about 3.5 hours. July in East London sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Shepstone.

Things to do in East London

Outdoors Beaches Parks

1
night
Port Shepstone

Port Shepstone
Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Shepstone trip maker .

Traveling by car from East London to Port Shepstone takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Port Shepstone are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St Lucia.

Things to do in Port Shepstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

3
nights
St Lucia

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.
You've added iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Saint Lucia Estuary, Shoreline Hippo and Croc Cruises, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities and enjoy the sea views from Cape Vidal Lighthouse.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St Lucia journey planner.

Traveling by car from Port Shepstone to St Lucia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

iMfolozi Game Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

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nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
The Valley of a 1000 Hills has been added to your itinerary.

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Traveling by bus from St Lucia to Durban takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Durban are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Durban

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Valley of a 1000 Hills ©
The Valley of a 1000 Hills

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