11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Colesberg
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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.
Step out of Johannesburg with an excursion to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, and find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In November in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trips

Voortrekker Monument, Montecasino
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, steep yourself in history at Groot Constantia, kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach, and wander the streets of Bo-kaap.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Llandudno Beach ©
Llandudno Beach

1
night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Elizabeth online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Colesberg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists ©

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. To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Colesberg trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Colesberg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Colesberg

Museums

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