14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa planner

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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Hermanus
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
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Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
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Storms River
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Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
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Graaff-Reinet
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Cradock
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 1 night
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Mthatha
— 3 nights
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Hluhluwe
— 1 night
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Moremela
— 1 day
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Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House, then get great views at Cape Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town route maker website.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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 · Beaches

Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Grotto Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hermanus travel route tool.

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Hermanus sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. 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

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Cape Agulhas

— 1 night
You've now added De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and then hike along De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas attractions site.

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 2 hours. November in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cape Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 5 hours. In November in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Storms River attractions planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Storms River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Storms River can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Addo Elephant National Park.

Addo Elephant National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Jah Drums.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Addo Elephant National Park trip tool.

Getting from Storms River to Addo Elephant National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Addo Elephant National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the history behind Gideon Scheepers Monument and then examine the collection at The Reinet House.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Addo Elephant National Park to Graaff-Reinet takes 3 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cradock.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums
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Cradock

— 1 night
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cat Conservation Trust.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cradock travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Cradock takes 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 trip

Queenstown

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tee off at Queenstown Golf Club.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradock to Queenstown takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Queenstown can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mthatha.

Things to do in Queenstown

Golf · Outdoors
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Mthatha

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mthatha: Port St Johns (Silaka Nature Reserve & Dwesa Nature Reserve) and Hole in the Wall (in Coffee Bay).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mthatha trip builder site.

Drive from Queenstown to Mthatha in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mthatha, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hluhluwe.

Things to do in Mthatha

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Hluhluwe

— 1 night
Hluhluwe is a small town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pick up some local products at Zamimpilo Community Market, then look for gifts at Ilala Weavers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emdoneni Cheetah project.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hluhluwe trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mthatha to Hluhluwe in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moremela.

Things to do in Hluhluwe

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Moremela

— 1 day
You've now added Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes and then explore the stunning scenery at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Moremela online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hluhluwe to Moremela takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Moremela are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moremela

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.