The 21 Day Road Trip Adventure Through South Africa

The Ultimate South African 21 Day Road Trip Itinerary

The 21 Day Road Trip Adventure Through South Africa

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21 days

3280 km

  • Explore Cape Town‘s stunning landscapes and vibrant neighbourhoods.
  • Experience whale watching in Hermanus, the Whale Capital.
  • Discover De Hoop Nature Reserve’s marine life and visit Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.
  • Enjoy a luxury safari adventure in Kruger National Park.
  • Drive the breathtaking Panorama Route in Mpumalanga.
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Dutch Travel and Lifestyle Photographer & Blogger from the Netherlands. On social media as @fokkebok where we travel as a couple around the world with our camera.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-5 Land in Cape Town International Airport, stay 5 days in Cape Town, exploring its beautiful surroundings, stay 5 nights at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront. 24 Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
Day 6-7 Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus, visit Kogelbay, and enjoy whale watching. Stay 2 nights at Mosaic Lagoon Lodge. 156 Mosaic Lagoon Lodge
Day 8-9 Drive to De Hoop Nature reserve, visit Cape Agulhas Lighthouse. Stay 2 nights at De Hoop Collection. 129 De Hoop Collection
Day 10-11 Drive to Knysna, enjoy various activities and stunning scenery. Stay 2 nights at Pezula Nature Hotel & Spa. 334 Pezula Nature Hotel & Spa
Day 12-13 Drive to Addo, visit Addo Elephant Park. Stay 2 nights at Addo Wildlife. 318 Addo Wildlife
Day 14-15 Fly/Drive from Port Elizabeth to Durban, visit St. Lucia, and explore iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Stay 2 nights at St. Lucia Accommodation. 1128 St. Lucia Eco Lodge
Day 16-18 Experience a luxury safari at Kruger National Park. Stay 3 nights at Various Safari Lodges. 692 Africamps at Hoedspruit
Day 19-20 Drive the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. Stay 2 nights at AfriCamps at Mackers. 95 AfriCamps at Mackers
Day 21 Drive to the airport, stay overnight near the airport. Stay 1 night at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg. The following day, catch your flight home. 404 Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg

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