19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Durban
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Hazyview
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island Museum and Maclear's Beacon. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town journey planning website .

Berlin, Germany to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Cape Town is 1 hour. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Birds of Eden, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Otter Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay road trip planning site .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in October, plan for little chillier days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

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

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, then Head underground at Cango Caves, then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Jude's Anglican Church.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip website .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Doornkraal Padstal
Highlights from your plan
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
St Jude's Anglican Church ©
St Jude's Anglican Church

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery, admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple, and finally have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

Make your Durban itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oudtshoorn to Durban in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in November, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Makiwa Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by Katundo Leather Shop, and then stroll through The Elephant Sanctuary.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Durban to Hazyview takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Durban in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hazyview, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Zipline

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the galleries of iNyoka Art Gallery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip builder site .

Getting from Hazyview to Hoedspruit by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Hoedspruit are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

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.
Visiting Kruger National Park and Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park holiday builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Union Buildings and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip builder app .

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 November, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Union Buildings
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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