A TASTE OF SOUTH AFRICA

Explore, discover and relax on this ultimate South African trip

Type of Traveler​

  • Adventure Junkie

  • Wildlife Enthusiast 

  • Outdoorsy

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Big 5 game viewing in one of Africa's largest game reserves, Kruger National Park

  • Explore Cape Town's natural beauty and indulge in fine wine and cuisine in the Winelands 

  • Travel along the stunning scenery and take in a few highlights of the Garden Route

When to visit
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Shoulder season

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Low season

South Africa makes a year-round destination, with a varied climate.

Peak season is the summer months where South Africa welcomes most of its visitors. Beaches are packed, and the cities are most alive with temperatures between  20-40°C. 

Low season is the winter months where the country expects the least tourists but is the best time for whale watching season. The weather is generally wet and cool with temps of 0-25°C.

Shoulder season is also considered a high season as some tourists prefer these months for temperatures range between 16-30°C.

Day 1-3: Kruger National Park

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, take another flight to Skukuza or Hoedspruit to reach your lodge in the renowned Kruger National Park.

Spend two nights exploring the wilderness and nature's beauty with two game drives daily.

Day 3-6: Cape Town

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the next three nights in. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, wine lover or a daredevil, then you will love this city!

Stroll along the V&A Waterfront, go up the Table Mountain for an uninterrupted view of the city, hike Chapman's Peak, meet African penguins in Simons Town, go horseback riding by the beachfront, skydive over one of the best views in the world or take a helicopter tour of the city! 

Day 6-8: Hermanus/Mossel Bay

Get ready for some self-drive because your scenic journey has just begun!

Stop by Hermanus and Cape Agulhas on your way to Mossel Bay and take in the spectacular coastline views and sea life. 

Go whale watching in Hermanus and if you're a daredevil, head to Gansbaai for cage shark diving! 

Fancy crocodile diving instead? Drive an hour to Oudtshoorn and visit  an Ostrich Farm and the Crocodile & Cheetah Farm and dive with the crocodiles!

Day 8-10: Knysna/Plettenberg Bay

Continue your road trip to Knysna where you will spend the next two days exploring Knysna's oysters and Plettenberg Bay's activities.

Get ready for some adrenaline pumping activities because the highest commercial jump in the world is located here! If that's too much to handle, you can also go zip lining, explore the Garden of Eden, visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and enjoy breathtaking views of the Knysna Heads.

Day 10-11: Tsitsikamma National Park

No Garden Route itinerary is complete without visiting Tsitsikamma National Park! Go on a Waterfall trail hike, kayak to Storms River or dare to walk on the suspension bridges.

Day 11-13: Winelands

End your road trip with South Africa's world famous wine region and a culinary hotpot. With 148 wine farms in Stellenbosch region alone, the wine lands deserve two full days. Enjoy wine tasting and gourmet cooking in the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Hop on the Wine Tram in Franschhoek for a wine tasting experience and dine in Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate.