14 days in South Africa & Garden Route Itinerary

14 days in South Africa & Garden Route Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then indulge your taste buds at Time Anchor Distillery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In February in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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Kruger National Park — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kruger National Park side-trips: Kruger National Park (in Nelspruit) and Kumbaya Home Decor (in Hoedspruit). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve and trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Kruger National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Cape Town — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Oudtshoorn — 2 nights

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 24th (Thu), experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.
Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Plettenberg Bay — 3 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Knysna Heads) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Suspension Bridge & Otter Trail). There's more to do: stroll through Birds of Eden.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay road trip site.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.