16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Train to Newark Airport Railroad Station, Fly to Capetown
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Franschhoek
— 3 nights
Fly to Hoedspruit, Taxi to Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Fly to Newark, Train to Albany

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Cape Town

Mother City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route builder site.

Albany, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. In August, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Albany - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Franschhoek

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Franschhoek: Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson) and Waterford Estate (in Stellenbosch). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum, learn about winemaking at Stony Brook Vineyards, stroll through Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, and get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Franschhoek trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Franschhoek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Franschhoek are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) 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, explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, take some stellar pictures from Nkumbe View Site, and hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Franschhoek to Kruger National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Franschhoek in August: highs in Kruger National Park hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

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Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, then look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and then go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip planning tool.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Hermanus by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in August: highs in Hermanus hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.