2 Weeks in South Africa: Our Recommendations


Going on a wildlife safari and spotting the Big Five might be an experience of a lifetime for many, although it is merely a prelude to a 2 weeks trip to South Africa. With a fortnight at hand, you can go on game drives in Kruger and Addo, keep an eye out for whales off the coast of Hermanus and visit Stellenbosch for wine tasting. Go on a hiking trip if you want to get closer to nature. Serious hikers will enjoy the Otter Trail, while Golden Gate offers numerous easygoing trails for novices. You will find plenty of things to do in South Africa. Check out our recommendations for 12 days and 15 days in South Africa below.

12 Days in South Africa: The Highlights

Johannesburg is the largest and the wealthiest city in South Africa.
Johannesburg is a cultural hub suitable for all traveler types
Cango Cave is one of the oldest attraction of South Africa
The paintings and artifacts found in the Cango cave reveal that the caves were in use throughout prehistory
Kapama Game Reserve is a private game lodge in South Africa.
Leopard tucked away in a small clearing of bushes in the Kapama Game Reserve
Kapama Game Reserve is a private game lodge in South Africa.
A baby elephant spotted playing in the Kapama Game Reserve
Day 1 Arrive in Johannesburg and enjoy a private transfer to Belfast
Day 2 Venture to Kapama Game Reserve via the Panorama Route
Day 3 Enjoy game drives in Kapama
Day 4 Head to Pretoria, South Africa’s capital
Day 5 Fly to Knysna and have free afternoon for yourself
Day 6 Enjoy an excursion in Featherbed Nature Reserve
Day 7 Visit numerous villages and towns on your way to Oudtshoorn
Day 8 Explore Cango Caves
Day 9 Continue to Cape Town via Stellenbosch
Day 10 Experience the best of Cape Town
Day 11 Enjoy a free day in Cape Town
Day 12 Take a private transfer to the airport

See towering mountains and stunning peninsulas and experience game drives and wilderness excursions on this 12-day private tour. Transfer to Belfast on arrival in Johannesburg. Look for the Big Five during game drives in Kapama Game Reserve. Next on your itinerary is South Africa’s capital, Pretoria. Fly to Knysna for an excursion in Featherbed Nature Reserve and make your way to quaint Oudtshoorn. Your journey ends in Cape Town, a city like no other. Why not check out our 12-day tours in South Africa to get some ideas. See tour.

15 Days in South Africa: Luxury Honeymoon Safari

Cape Town in South Africa
The Table Mountain looms over Cape Town
Cape Winelands is a popular destination in South Africa
Cape Winelands is responsible for some of South Africa’s finest wines and is a must-visit destination
Kruger National Park in South Africa
The plains zebra is the most common zebra that you will encounter in the Kruger National Park
Shark Cage diving in South Africa
Experience the sharks of South Africa
Day 1 Arrive in Cape Town
Day 2 Explore Cape Town, take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain
Day 3 Discover Cape Peninsula
Day 4 Enjoy a wine tour and gorgeous views
Day 5 Try your hand at diving with sharks before whale watching in Hermanus
Day 6 Cross Franschhoek Pass, walk with lions in Zorgfontein
Day 7 See Mossel Bay from helicopter, explore Cango Caves
Day 8 Visit elephant sanctuary, hike to Hanging Bridge
Day 9 Spot wildlife in Addo
Day 10 Discover Kruger during all-inclusive safari
Day 11 Enjoy two incredible game drives in Kruger
Day 12 Continue exploring Kruger
Day 13 Spend your final night in Kruger under the stars
Day 14 Fly to Johannesburg
Day 15 Depart from Johannesburg

This trip is for honeymooners seeking a luxury escapade in South Africa. Experience the best of the country, from winery tours to heart-in-mouth cage diving with sharks, during your fortnight-long stay in the country. Soak up amazing scenery as you drive along Cape Peninsula before venturing inland. Traverse soaring mountain passes on your way to the Cango Caves and Addo Elephants National Park. End your journey with an all-inclusive experience in Kruger National Park, with game drives and extravagant lodging. You can look at our 15-day tours in South Africa for some inspiration. See tour.

A two-week South Africa itinerary gives you ample time to discover its major cities, historic towns, and iconic wilderness areas. But if you are traveling for a shorter duration, you can check out our one-week in South Africa and 10 days in South Africa travel guides as well. Aside from the itineraries above, you can also explore other options and gather helpful tips with our travel guide on how long to spend in South Africa. Feel free to get in touch with our travel experts for a customized tour of South Africa.

For a seasonal overview, see our article on the best time to visit South Africa.

Create your custom-made trip to South Africa

Traveling to South Africa? Chat with a local travel specialist in South Africa who can help organize your trip.

  • Victoria Erskine
    Victoria Erskine
    Travel Expert in Kenya & South Africa
  • Remondy Kabura
    Remondy Kabura
    Travel Expert in South Africa
  • Carla Ferreira
    Carla Ferreira
    Travel Expert in Mauritius & South Africa
Our travel experts are recommended by
  • BBC
  • Independent
  • Herald Sun
0 Comments We welcome your questions or comments to this article. Our travel experts will respond within 48 hours.
Travel Expert in Kenya & South Africa
Victoria Erskine Travel Expert in Kenya & South Africa
5.0 - Excellent
Travel Expert in South Africa
Remondy Kabura Travel Expert in South Africa
4.8 - Excellent
  1. Add Comment

Sign-in to unlock instant trip discounts. Create wish lists and save up to USD 1,500.

More login options here.