It might sound a little ambitious to travel the whole of South Africa in two weeks but with some careful planning it can be done simply and easily. By researching some of the cheapest flight tickets for domestic flights and choosing your best itinerary you will be able to visit the top sights in your two week holiday.
Start in Cape Town – 3 nights
The usual starting point is the amazing old city of Cape Town. Home of Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, you will find plenty of things to do to keep you entertained in this city. See penguins at Boulders Beach, take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and explore the busy markets in the old city. The town has everything you need, plenty of fun nightlife, historic architecture and interesting museums it’s a great place to begin your amazing South Africa trip.
Explore the Winelands – 2 nights
Cape Dutch not far from Cape Town is home to mountain ranges around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek which provide ideal microclimates for producing the very best wines South Africa has to offer. You can take day tours from Cape Town, however to really enjoy the region you should stay a little longer. It’s a great place to enjoy vineyard tours and take part in some delicious wine tastings. Plus, the scenery is just beautiful too.
Drive the Garden Route – 3 nights
From beautiful coastlines to the spectacular national parks the Garden Route has so much to offer its visitors. Stop at the coastal towns of Mossel Bay and George making your way to friendly Port Elizabeth. Travel through the Tsitsikamma Forest, Oudtshoorn, and the Swartberg Mountains. Perhaps stop at Hermanus for some whale watching too.
Visit Port Elizabeth – 2 nights
This bustling coastal town stay will give you the chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings as well as the lively city. Relax and enjoy the sunshine on sandy beaches and take advantage of the great array of water-sports on offer here. Enjoy excellent food, drinks and entertainment on Stanley street and take note of the historical architecture in the city centre. It is also a great base to explore the nearby nature reserves including Addo Elephant National Park.
Kruger National Park – 3 nights
One of the most important things to do on anyone’s list when visiting South Africa is to go on safari. The reason to visit the park is to admire the amazing wildlife and there is certainly plenty to see here. With the main items on the list being the Big Five which are lion, leopard, elephant, water buffalo, and rhino. You can choose from self-drive or booking on tours or game drives, the choice is yours depending om what is best for you.
Finish in Johannesburg – 1 night
The last stop on your two-week itinerary in South Africa should be the lively city of Johannesburg. Here you can enjoy learning about the history of the country and must dos include a visit to the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, guided tours in Soweto, and the amazing Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. You can also expect vibrant restaurants and bars with fun and exciting nightlife.
Which stops would you include in your two-week itinerary in South Africa?
As you can see there is so much you can fit into two weeks exploring South Africa. Of course, you can change the amount of days you spend in each destination and swap and change your itinerary to suit your own needs. There are so many amazing places to visit in this beautiful country.