15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Plettenberg Bay
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg
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Plettenberg Bay

— 2 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay day trip app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. In January, Plettenberg Bay is somewhat warmer than Tel Aviv - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

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, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip site.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Kruger National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Kruger National Park. Spend the 9th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kruger National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Johannesburg

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, learn insider's secrets on Time Anchor Distillery, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Theme Parks

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South Africa travel guide

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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.