20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Port Elizabeth
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Take a break from Kruger National Park with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 29th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, stroll through Idube Game Reserve, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kruger National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Qualito Craft Distillery, Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in October: highs in Cape Town hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2
nights
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 6th (Sun), do a tasting at Spier Wine Farm and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum, then explore and take pictures at Franschhoek Pass, and finally learn about winemaking at Eikehof.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Stellenbosch online itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, Head underground at Cango Caves, then cruise along Swartberg Pass, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Jude's Anglican Church.

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Drive from Stellenbosch to Oudtshoorn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
St Jude's Anglican Church ©
St Jude's Anglican Church

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nights
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.
On the 9th (Wed), stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

4
nights
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral of St Michael and St George (in Grahamstown), Daniell Cheetah Project (in Kirkwood) and Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve, don't miss a visit to The Donkin Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Shamrock Chapel, and try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sundays River Valley, Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo, Cathedral of St Michael and St George
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
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