14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Cape Agulhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Owl House, get engrossed in the history at First People Centre at The Bethesda Art Centre, and then admire the masterpieces at Hester Rupert Art Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church, and then examine the collection at Urquhart House Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet trip builder site .

Frankfurt, Germany to Graaff-Reinet is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Nieu-Bethesda
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The Owl House ©
The Owl House
Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation

3
nights
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.
Outeniqua Transport Museum and Plettenvale Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Brenton on Sea). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay journey planner .

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Plettenberg Bay in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna, Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Museum, enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Strandveld Vineyards, then Head underground at Waenhuiskrans Caves, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve.

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

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Agulhas in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. March in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arniston, Strandveld Vineyards, Shipwreck Museum
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Shipwreck Museum ©
Shipwreck Museum

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Appreciate the collections at Franschhoek Motor Museum and First South African Perfume Museum. Popular historic sites such as Robben Island Museum and Dorp Street are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein) and Eikehof (in Franschhoek). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, trek along Platteklip Gorge, contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia, and see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town journey app .

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Cape Town in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franschhoek, !Khwa ttu, Dorp Street
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu

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