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 30​min
1
Kimberley
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h
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): get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mokala National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kimberley online itinerary planner .

Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kimberley

Nature Parks 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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, stroll through Signal Hill, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town vacation planner.

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 slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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. Get out of town with these interesting De Aar side-trips: Richmond (Richmond Horse Museum & Modern Art Project). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at De Aar.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our De Aar trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Town to De Aar. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in De Aar, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. You will leave for Bloemfontein on the 15th (Sun).

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, get great views at Naval Hill, browse the exhibits of Gallery on Leviseur, and see the interesting displays at The National Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bloemfontein travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from De Aar to Bloemfontein. In December in Bloemfontein, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough 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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