11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Langebaan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
George
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Colesberg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Langebaan

Langebaan ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Paternoster Beach and then explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Langebaan online attractions planner .

Johannesburg to Langebaan is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, daytime highs in Langebaan are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Langebaan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

West Coast National Park, Darling Sweet, Paternoster Beach
Highlights from your plan
West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon ©
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
Paternoster Beach ©
Paternoster Beach

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Langebaan to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the George driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Cape Town to George by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in George, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in George

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wilderness Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Doornkraal Padstal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip planner .

You can take a bus from George to Oudtshoorn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Colesberg.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

De Rust
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

1
night
Colesberg

Colesberg
Colesberg is a town with 17,354 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, located on the main N1 road from Cape Town to Johannesburg.In a sheep-farming area spread over half-a-million hectares, greater Colesberg breeds many of the country's top merinos. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Colesberg-Kemper Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colesberg attractions planner .

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Colesberg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colesberg

Museums

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