18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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18 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Durban
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Fish Hoek Beach. Visiting Cape Point and Platteklip Gorge will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Cape Town to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay vacation builder tool .

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Umhlanga Main Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Durban trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Plettenberg Bay to Durban takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, expect Durban to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Durban

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Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
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Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Durban to Hazyview in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Durban in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hazyview, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Zipline

3
nights
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.
Visiting Safaris and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, take in breathtaking views at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hoedspruit trip site .

You can take a bus from Hazyview to Hoedspruit in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Hoedspruit can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
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Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kruger National Park and Bushmans Trail. Spend the 26th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail, stroll through Lonely Bull Trail, and explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kruger National Park trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail

2
nights
Johannesburg

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.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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