14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip 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 examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mokala National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimberley trip builder site.

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 your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly 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, head outdoors with Abseil Africa, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town route builder website.

You can drive from Kimberley to Cape Town in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Kimberley, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near De Aar: Richmond (Richmond Horse Museum & Modern Art Project). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at De Aar.

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

Traveling by car from Cape Town to De Aar takes 8 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in December, you will find days in De Aar are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (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: take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, see the interesting displays at The National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Free State National Botanical Garden, and explore the galleries of Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein attractions website.

Getting from De Aar to Bloemfontein by car takes about 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.