South Africa 3-Week Tours & Itineraries

Explore 3 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to South Africa.

A three-week tour of South Africa allows travelers to truly do it all—you’ll leave with an intimate understanding of the country and, in the case of a multi-country trip, Mauritius, Botswana, and beyond. Travelers who want to see the top highlights should be certain to hit the top sites: Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula, shark diving and wine tasting on the coast, and urban history in Johannesburg and wildlife viewing in Kruger National Park. Other options include a driving tour to see destinations off the beaten path: hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains, ostriches in Oudtshoorn, and Mandela’s hometown near Coffee Bay

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 21-day trips in South Africa.

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Royal Natal National Park in the Drakensberg Mountains
Map of Country of Contrasts Road Trip: Cape Town, Garden Route, Wild Coast, Kruger National Park & More - 21 Days
Country of Contrasts Road Trip: Cape Town, Garden Route, Wild Coast, Kruger National Park & More - 21 Days

South Africa contains multitudes—of people, landscapes, wildlife, cultures, and more. With three weeks to explore, you'll travel through the highlights of contemporary Cape Town, beach towns of the Wild Coast, animal attractions in Addo Elephant National Park and Kruger National Park, and highs and lows from the Drakensberg Mountains to the Cango Caves. Learn about the country's complex history and ecosystems from the experts—the people who have lived with them.

Roadside Kruger views
Map of Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 21 Days
Classic South Africa and Mauritius: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger Safari, & More - 21 Days

Take a full three weeks to journey through South Africa and neighboring Mauritius with this travel plan. Week one begins in Cape Town, filled with wine, views, history, and food. Start week two in Johannesburg with history and a traditional-style dinner, then continue to Kruger National Park, searching for wildlife. Fly on to Mauritius to spend your final week exploring the scenery of this tropical island.

Wellness and Relaxation in South Africa and Mauritius
Map of Wellness Retreat: Cape Town, Cape Winelands & Mauritius - 3 Weeks
Wellness Retreat: Cape Town, Cape Winelands & Mauritius - 3 Weeks

This 3-week wellness retreat starts in bustling Cape Town, where you'll enjoy several spa treatments at a posh accommodation while adventuring out of the city for scenic drives and wine tasting. Foodies will be pleased with exquisite meals made from traditional methods and served with seafront views, plus tours of colonial tea farms. Where pampering meets adventure, this trip also includes safaris, submarine rides, whale watching, sightseeing flights, and catamaran cruises.

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