15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Drive
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Pretoria
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bloemfontein
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beaufort West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wellington
— 3 nights
Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to O R Tambo International

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Pretoria

A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Emperors Palace (in Kempton Park), Johannesburg (Bag Factory Artist Studios, Apartheid Museum, &more) and Lion and Safari Park (in Broederstroom). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, take in the exciting artwork at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square, and try your luck at Montecasino.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pretoria online day trip planner.

Johannesburg to Pretoria is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Pretoria, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Pretoria

Fun & Games · Casinos · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Bloemfontein

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Bloemfontein is known for museums, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, admire the masterpieces at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Free State National Botanical Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Cheetah Experience.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bloemfontein trip builder tool.

Getting from Pretoria to Bloemfontein by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Pretoria in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bloemfontein, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beaufort West.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
Beaufort West

Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. On the 18th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Karoo National Park. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Dr Chris Barnard Museum, relax in the rural setting at Olive Grove Guest Farm, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Beaufort West trip maker tool.

Drive from Bloemfontein to Beaufort West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Beaufort West

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

3
nights
Wellington

Wellington is a town in the Western Cape Winelands, a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, in South Africa with a population of approximately 62,000. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wellington: West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park) and Tulbagh (Oakhurst Olives, Saronsberg Wine Cellar, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Bains MTB Trails, learn about winemaking at Welbedacht Wine Estate/Schalk Burger & Sons, grab your bike and head to Welvanpas, and relax in the rural setting at Upland Organic Wine.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wellington road trip planning website.

Drive from Beaufort West to Wellington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.