14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Nelspruit
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
6
St Lucia
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
7
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Old Biscuit Mill and Cape Quarter Mall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stony Point Penguin Colony and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary. Shop till you drop at Hermanus Country Market and Originals Gallery. There's much more to do: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, stop by Overberg Honey Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus journey builder website.

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Hermanus sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanford, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea and then contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Knysna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Hermanus, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Knysna, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Hoedspruit

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 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Hoedspruit takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Knysna in November, you will find days in Hoedspruit are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

1
night
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
On the 20th (Wed), stop by Joubert en Seuns Padstal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sudwala Caves, then browse the different shops at i'langa Mall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

Planning Nelspruit trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hoedspruit to Nelspruit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hoedspruit in November: highs in Nelspruit hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Shopping Parks Wildlife
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Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary ©
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the activities along Saint Lucia Estuary and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St Lucia trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nelspruit to St Lucia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Saint Lucia Estuary ©
Saint Lucia Estuary

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Durban road trip planning site.

Getting from St Lucia to Durban by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In November in Durban, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Durban

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

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