14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hermanus
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Storms River
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
6
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Graaff-Reinet
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cradock
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Mthatha
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
11
Hluhluwe
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
12
Moremela
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at District Six Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House, then get great views at Cape Point, and then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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hours
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

Make your Hermanus itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Hermanus are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes De Hoop Nature Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at De Hoop Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape Agulhas vacation planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas in 2 hours. In November in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

De Hoop Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
De Hoop Nature Reserve ©
De Hoop Nature Reserve

1
night
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Robberg Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay holiday planner .

Getting from Cape Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. November in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

few
hours
Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree and then snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Storms River online attractions planner .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Storms River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Storms River sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Addo Elephant National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

2
nights
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Jah Drums.

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Traveling by car from Storms River to Addo Elephant National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Addo Elephant National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Jah Drums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

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hours
Graaff-Reinet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Gideon Scheepers Monument and then examine the collection at The Reinet House.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Graaff-Reinet trip planning site .

You can drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Graaff-Reinet in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cradock.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House
Gideon Scheepers Monument ©
Gideon Scheepers Monument

1
night
Cradock

Cradock ©
Cradock is a town in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, in the upper valley of the Great Fish River, 250km by road northeast of Port Elizabeth. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Cat Conservation Trust.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cradock trip planner .

Drive from Graaff-Reinet to Cradock in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Cradock

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cat Conservation Trust ©
Cat Conservation Trust

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Komani, formerly known as Queenstown, is a town in the middle of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, roughly halfway between the smaller towns of Cathcart and Sterkstroom. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): play a few rounds at Queenstown Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradock to Queenstown takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mthatha.

Things to do in Queenstown

Golf Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Queenstown Golf Club ©
Queenstown Golf Club

3
nights
Mthatha

Mthatha ©
Get out of town with these interesting Mthatha side-trips: Hole in the Wall (in Coffee Bay) and Port St Johns (Silaka Nature Reserve & Dwesa Nature Reserve).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mthatha road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Mthatha takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mthatha when traveling from Queenstown in December, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hluhluwe.

Things to do in Mthatha

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Port St Johns, Hole in the Wall
Highlights from your plan
Silaka Nature Reserve ©
Silaka Nature Reserve
Hole in the Wall ©
Hole in the Wall
Hluleka Nature Reserve ©
Hluleka Nature Reserve

1
night
Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe ©
Hluhluwe is a small town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 8th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Zamimpilo Community Market, then stop by Ilala Weavers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emdoneni Cheetah project.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hluhluwe trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Mthatha to Hluhluwe takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moremela.

Things to do in Hluhluwe

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Emdoneni Cheetah project, Zamimpilo Community Market
Highlights from your plan
Ilala Weavers ©
Ilala Weavers

1
day
Moremela

Moremela ©
You've now added Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes and then explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moremela trip builder app .

Drive from Hluhluwe to Moremela in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Moremela sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moremela

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes

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