13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Kruger National Park
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Hermanus
— 3 nights
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Montecasino, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate. On the next day, laugh and play at Gold Reef City.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kruger National Park online holiday planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stop by Abseil Africa, and contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town route maker tool.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Kruger National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens (in Betty's Bay), Gansbaai (Shark Diving & Quad Explore Nature Trails) and Phillipskop Mountain Reserve (in Stanford). There's still lots to do: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and browse the exhibits of Originals Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hermanus sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Shark Diving
Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): race across the water with Knysna RIB Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then stroll through Birds of Eden, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

Plan a trip to Knysna easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Knysna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Knysna RIB Adventures ©
Knysna RIB Adventures
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

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Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
On the 28th (Mon), push the limits with Face Adrenalin and then kick your exploration up a notch at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park itinerary website.

Drive from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

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