12 days in South Africa & Kimberly Itinerary

12 days in South Africa & Kimberly Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa & Kimberly Itinerary

Start: Polokwane, South Africa
Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Bloemfontein, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Sutherland, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Swellendam, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
6
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  36 h
7
Kimberly, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  42 h
End: Polokwane, South Africa

1
night
Bloemfontein, South Africa

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, then explore the world behind art at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Gallery on Leviseur.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bloemfontein travel route planner.

Polokwane to Bloemfontein is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Polokwane in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bloemfontein, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

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Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Gallery on Leviseur ©
Gallery on Leviseur

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night
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

Graaff-Reinet ©
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Urquhart House Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at GRT Brewery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Graaff-Reinet trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Bloemfontein to Graaff-Reinet in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Sutherland.

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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation

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Sutherland, South Africa

Sutherland ©
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm, look and learn at Sutherland Planetarium, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sutherland NG Kerk.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sutherland trip builder.

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Sutherland in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Sutherland

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Sutherland NG Kerk ©
Sutherland NG Kerk
Sutherland Planetarium ©
Sutherland Planetarium
Blesfontein Farm ©
Blesfontein Farm

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Swellendam, South Africa

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marloth Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, and finally tee off at Swellendam Golf Course.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Swellendam trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sutherland to Swellendam takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stellenbosch.

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Marloth Nature Reserve ©
Marloth Nature Reserve
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

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Stellenbosch, South Africa

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Waterford Estate and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stellenbosch trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Stellenbosch takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Cape Town.

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Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate

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nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and then get great views at Cape Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, then head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and then go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Cape Town journey maker app .

Getting from Stellenbosch to Cape Town by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kimberly.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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Kimberly, United States

Kimberly
Kimberly is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument- Sheep Rock.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimberly day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Kimberly with the Route module. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Cape Town to Kimberly due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in March, expect Kimberly to be much colder, temps between 14°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimberly

Parks Nature

Side Trip

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument- Sheep Rock

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