17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
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Franschhoek
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©

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.
On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then try to win big at Emperors Palace, and finally look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary builder app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

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Specialty Museum
Apartheid Museum
4.5

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kruger National Park and Olifants Wilderness Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Idube Game Reserve, hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at AM Spa Kruger.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In February in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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National Park
Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Sweni Wilderness Trail
5.0

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Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, contemplate the long history of Boschendal Wine Estate, then examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and finally cruise along Franschhoek Pass. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Waterford Estate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa, then do a tasting at Spier Wine Farm, and finally stroll through Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Franschhoek journey website.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Franschhoek in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Historic Site
Boschendal Wine Estate
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Winery / Vineyard
Waterford Estate
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum
4.8

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

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 Amber Tours. Visit Maclear's Beacon and Castle of Good Hope for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Llandudno Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can drive from Franschhoek to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point
4.6
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Hiking Trail
Platteklip Gorge
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Birds of Eden and Robberg Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Holy Trinity Church, Brenton on Sea, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at Forest Nature Spa, play a few rounds at Knysna Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Robberg 5 Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Plettenberg Bay: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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Nature / Park
Robberg Nature Reserve
4.8
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Birds of Eden
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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
On the 28th (Sun), stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then Head underground at Cango Caves, then cruise along Swartberg Pass, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Jude's Anglican Church.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Nature / Park
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
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Cave
Cango Caves
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Scenic Drive
Swartberg Pass
4.7

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