14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hoedspruit
— 1 night
2
Graskop
— 1 night
3
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
5
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
6
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights

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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 16th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit day trip app.

Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Graskop.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Safaris

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Graskop

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Lisbon Falls, explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Wonder View, and finally take a memorable drive along Panorama Route.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Graskop sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hoedspruit to Graskop in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Graskop sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Lisbon Falls ©
Lisbon Falls
Wonder View ©
Wonder View

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Lone Creek Falls, thenHead underground at Sudwala Caves, and then stroll through Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Nelspruit trip planner.

You can drive from Graskop to Nelspruit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Creek Falls
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Lone Creek Falls ©
Lone Creek Falls
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapman's Peak Drive and Twelve Apostles. Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island Museum and High Constantia Wine Cellar. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloubergstrand Beach, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nelspruit to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Struisbaai Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Agulhas road trip tool.

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Agulhas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa

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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.
Get outdoors at Garden Route National Park and Wilderness Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Outeniqua Transport Museum (in George) and Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Buffalo Bay, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, and stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Wilderness Beach, Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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