14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Hoedspruit
— 1 night
Drive
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Nelspruit
— 1 night
Fly
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St Lucia
— 1 night
Drive
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Durban
— 2 nights
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Cape Town

Mother City

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 Platteklip Gorge. 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, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour 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 · Trails
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3
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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 Shark Diving. Shop till you drop at Hermanus Country Market and Originals Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Hermanus to Gansbaai to see African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Grotto Beach, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and stop by Overberg Honey Company.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus travel planning app.

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. In November, daytime highs in Hermanus are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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2
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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.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Knysna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

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1
night
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.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Hoedspruit takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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1
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Nelspruit

Gateway to the Lowveld

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.

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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 · Nature
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1
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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 traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St Lucia trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Nelspruit to St Lucia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

2
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Durban

Surf City

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.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Durban road trip planning site.

Getting from St Lucia to Durban by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.