14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly to OR Tambo International Airport, Drive to Springs
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Springs
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive
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Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Fly
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Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, indulge your senses at Earthstompers Adventures, and steep yourself in history at Groot Constantia.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cape Town. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Springs.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Springs

— 1 night
Springs is a suburb in the east of Ekurhuleni in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Plan my day in Springs using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Springs with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Springs are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Cape Town.

Things to do in Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Cape Town

— 1 night

Mother City

On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Springs to Cape Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Swellendam

— 1 night
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 16th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then look for gifts at Chocolat Etc., and finally stroll through Marloth Nature Reserve.

Plan a Swellendam trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cape Town to Swellendam in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Swellendam

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 17th (Sun), look for gifts at Bella-Mia Pottery and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Addo Elephant National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Addo Elephant National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Addo Elephant National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks · Wildlife

Port Elizabeth

— 1 night

Windy City

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.
On the 19th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Addo Elephant National Park to Port Elizabeth by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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 other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mossel Bay trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Franschhoek

— 2 nights

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
On the 21st (Thu), do a tasting at Vrede en Lust Winery and then take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Franschhoek route planner.

Fly from Mossel Bay to Franschhoek in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Tours · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.