10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday planner

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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Knysna
— 1 night
Drive
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Fly
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive
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Springbok
— 1 night
Drive
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Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Fly

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Johannesburg

— 1 day

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then learn insider's secrets on Time Anchor Distillery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Olifants Wilderness Trail and then trek along Sweni Wilderness Trail.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Knysna.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna

— 1 night
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at MLink Glass Studio, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Knysna route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kruger National Park to Knysna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Knysna, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Mossel Bay

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): learn about winemaking at ReedValley, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then stroll through Nkonzo Wildlife Research.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mossel Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Mossel Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Wildlife · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Cape Point, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mossel Bay to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Springbok.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Springbok

— 1 night
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Goegap Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Springbok travel planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Springbok by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Springbok sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bloemfontein

— 1 night

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Free State National Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bloemfontein trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Springbok to Bloemfontein in 9 hours. When traveling from Springbok in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bloemfontein, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.