10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Upington
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Tankwa Karoo National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Upington

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tierberg Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Upington driving holiday planner.

Johannesburg to Upington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect nights in Upington to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tankwa Karoo National Park.

Things to do in Upington

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Tierberg Nature Reserve
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Kalahari-Oranje Museum ©
Kalahari-Oranje Museum
Orange River Cellars ©
Orange River Cellars

3
nights
Tankwa Karoo National Park

Tankwa Karoo National Park
Take a break from Tankwa Karoo National Park with a short trip to Stadsaal Caves in Cederberg, about 1h 20 min away.

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Traveling by car from Upington to Tankwa Karoo National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Upington in December, expect Tankwa Karoo National Park to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 13°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Tankwa Karoo National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Stadsaal Caves

2
nights
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dutch Reform Church, view the masterpieces at The Red Teapot Gallery, then examine the collection at Rupert Museum, then learn about winemaking at Villiera Wines, and finally do a tasting at Peter Falke Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stellenbosch trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tankwa Karoo National Park to Stellenbosch in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Tankwa Karoo National Park in December, plan for little chillier days in Stellenbosch, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Museums Historic Sites
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Villiera Wines ©
Villiera Wines
Rupert Museum ©
Rupert Museum
Dutch Reform Church ©
Dutch Reform Church

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Cape Point. Get some historical perspective at Robben Island Museum and St. George's Cathedral. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to !Khwa ttu in Yzerfontein--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, appreciate the history behind Rhodes Memorial, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town attractions planner.

Take a bus from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, !Khwa ttu
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu

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