17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Wahid Mohamudbucus

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Johannesburg
— Few hours
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Hazyview
— 3 nights
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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 3 nights
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Pietermaritzburg
— Few hours
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Umhlanga
— 2 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Cape Agulhas
— Few hours
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Hermanus
— Few hours
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Cape Town
— 4 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.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Johannesburg is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Hazyview on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
You've now added Private Kruger Safaris to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perry's Bridge Reptile Park, stroll through The Elephant Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Hazyview in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary
Private Kruger Safaris ©
Private Kruger Safaris
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park ©
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park

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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Maloti Drakensberg Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Drakensberg Mountains, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drakensberg Brewery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hazyview to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Pietermaritzburg.

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Drakensberg Mountains ©
Drakensberg Mountains
Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park
Kamberg Nature Reserve ©
Kamberg Nature Reserve

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Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg ©
Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Capture Site and then take in the dramatic scenery at Howick Falls.

Make your Pietermaritzburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park to Pietermaritzburg with the Route module. December in Pietermaritzburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Umhlanga.

Things to do in Pietermaritzburg

Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Howick Falls ©
Howick Falls
Nelson Mandela Capture Site ©
Nelson Mandela Capture Site

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Umhlanga

Umhlanga ©
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Umhlanga day trip planning app.

Getting from Pietermaritzburg to Umhlanga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pietermaritzburg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Umhlanga. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Umhlanga

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping

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Port Elizabeth

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World as well as The Donkin Reserve. On the 24th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Umhlanga to Port Elizabeth with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Umhlanga in December: high temperatures in Port Elizabeth hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Donkin Reserve ©
The Donkin Reserve

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Highgate Ostrich Show Farm as well as Cango Caves.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip app.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Knysna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Knysna

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Sedgefield Craft Brewery ©
Sedgefield Craft Brewery

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas online journey planner.

You can drive from Knysna to Cape Agulhas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hermanus Cliff Path. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hermanus trip app.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Town.
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Quarter Mall, Greenmarket Square and Table Mountain National Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town holiday planning app.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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