14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa itinerary planner

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Kimberley
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
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De Aar
— 2 nights
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Bloemfontein
— 3 nights
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Kimberley

— 2 nights

City that Sparkles

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.
On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mokala National Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kimberley sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kimberley, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks · Nature · Museums

Cape Town

— 6 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Cape Town takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kimberley in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to De Aar.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

De Aar

— 2 nights
De Aar is a town in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around De Aar: Richmond (Richmond Horse Museum & Modern Art Project). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at De Aar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read De Aar trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to De Aar in 8 hours. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in De Aar, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Bloemfontein on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in De Aar

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Bloemfontein

— 3 nights

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
Bloemfontein is known for museums, fun & games, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagamoya Wildlife Estate, admire the masterpieces at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, and examine the collection at The National Museum.

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Traveling by car from De Aar to Bloemfontein takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bloemfontein are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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.