South Africa 16-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 9 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to South Africa.

With 16 days in the country, travelers can experience a wide variety of South Africa’s landscapes, covering everything from the top highlights to hidden gems. Take a road trip from the Cape Peninsula in the south, along the quirky Garden Route on the Atlantic Coast, north towards Kruger National Park. Or focus your trip on Africa’s many safari options, from Hwange & Mana Pools in Zimbabwe to Chobe National Park in Botswana.

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South Africa's Winelands Region
Ultimate Southern Africa Experience: Cape Town, Blue Train, Chobe - 16 Days

This two-week adventure spans southern Africa to mix luxurious activities with rugged safaris. Explore Cape Town's award-winning wine region and walk with penguins on Boulders Beach before catching the 2-night luxury Blue Train to Pretoria. Enjoy glamping-style accommodation while hiking to Victoria Falls, searching for big game in Chobe National Park, and navigating the diverse waters of the Okavango River Delta on traditional wooden boats.

Penguins on parade
Map of Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 16 Days
Explore South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands, Johannesburg, Safari, & Beach - 16 Days

Spend 16 days sightseeing through South Africa with this itinerary. Start off in Cape Town and survey the scenic views from Table Mountain and seaside cliffs, descend in a shark cage, and sample the city's culinary scene. Switch to Franschhoek to sip from the local wine cellars, then over to Johannesburg to soar above the plains in a hot air balloon. Continue straight on to safari in Kruger National Park, then escape to the sea at Thonga Beach.

We have got to stop meeting like this
Map of South Africa Family Adventure: Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route, Safari, & More - 16 Days
South Africa Family Adventure: Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route, Safari, & More - 16 Days

Despite their dramatic size difference, the elephant's closest living relative is the hyrax. See if you can spot both elephants and their cousins as you take your own family on this 16-day adventure that will take you from up in the trees of Kirstenbosch Garden, onto the cliffs of Cape Point, out to sea for marine wildlife sightings, down into caves, and into safari grasslands, just to name a few, to take in landscapes as varied as your family.

Landscape within Moremi Reserve
Map of Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, & More - 16 Days
Southern Africa Safari: Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, & More - 16 Days

Sweep through southern Africa on this safari-centric tour. Enjoy scenic drives and food and wine tours in Cape Town, followed by a modern history lesson in Johannesburg. Then it's off to Sabi Sands Reserve, which borders Kruger National Park. Leave South Africa and head to Victoria Falls before you board a houseboat to safari through Chobe National Park. End the trip with one last safari in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Reserve.

Johannesburg streets
Map of Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 16 Days
Classic South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Kruger Safari - 16 Days

Let South Africa tell you some of its stories on this 16-day trip. Start by listening to the waves off the coast of Cape Town, former political prisoners on Robben Island, and treetop rustling in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Head to Johannesburg to hear more human anecdotes from contemporary history, and end your trip with an ear out for the many animals hiding in Kruger National Park.

Elephant family in Kruger
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 16 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 16 Days

Sixteen days gives you a glimpse into the rich world of South Africa and Mauritius on this itinerary. Begin in Cape Town with views, wine tastings, and historical insights, then spend a brief few days in Johannesburg to get further into the country's history. Go for a safari in Kruger National Park next before you end your trip surrounded by the turquoise waters of Mauritius.

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