14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Kimberley
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
De Aar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Bloemfontein
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Mokala National Park.

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Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks Nature Museums
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Mokala National Park ©
Mokala National Park
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and stroll through Clifton Beaches.

Before you visit Cape Town, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimberley to Cape Town. Traveling from Kimberley in December, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to De Aar.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
De Aar

De Aar ©
De Aar is a town in the Northern Cape, South Africa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near De Aar: Richmond (Richmond Horse Museum & Modern Art Project). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at De Aar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read De Aar trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to De Aar with the Route module. Traveling from Cape Town in December, you will find days in De Aar are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 15th (Sun), you're off toBloemfontein.

Things to do in De Aar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Richmond
Highlights from your plan
De Aar ©
De Aar

3
nights
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Bloemfontein is known for museums, fun & games, wildlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, view the masterpieces at Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, and explore the galleries of Gallery on Leviseur.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bloemfontein trip planner .

Drive from De Aar to Bloemfontein in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bloemfontein can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
Bagamoya Wildlife Estate ©
Bagamoya Wildlife Estate
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum

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