12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa vacation planner

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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George
— 1 night
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg

— 1 night

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.
You've now added City Sightseeing Joburg to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sat), see what you want with City Sightseeing Joburg and then try your luck at Emperors Palace.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Johannesburg to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to George.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games · Tours · Casinos

Side Trip

George

— 1 night
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.
To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the George online tour planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to George by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mossel Bay trip planning website.

Traveling by car from George to Mossel Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mossel Bay when traveling from George in July, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Great Synagogue. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Mai Thai Wellness Spa and enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Mossel Bay to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Mossel Bay in July, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours · Wineries · Spas · Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

Get some cultural insight at District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Explore Cape Town further: get great views at Cape Point, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and visit Bo-kaap.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Johannesburg

— 1 night

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

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You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Johannesburg. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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South Africa travel guide

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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.