15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa planner

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Make it your trip
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Pretoria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Langebaan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stellenbosch
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mossel Bay
— 6 nights
Fly

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Pretoria

— 2 nights
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Explore Pretoria's surroundings by going to Johannesburg (Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Apartheid Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, browse the collection at National Library of South Africa, and explore by horseback at Horseback Africa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pretoria trip itinerary app.

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 little chillier days in Pretoria, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Langebaan.

Things to do in Pretoria

Fun & Games · Casinos · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Langebaan

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Black Eagle Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, stop by Gaia Crystals, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Langebaan Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Langebaan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pretoria to Langebaan takes 15.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Langebaan when traveling from Pretoria in December, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Langebaan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Stellenbosch

— 4 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Stellenbosch side-trips: Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson), Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate, examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stellenbosch route builder.

Getting from Langebaan to Stellenbosch by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Mossel Bay

— 6 nights

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mossel Bay: Knysna (Knysna Elephant Park & Knysna Heads), Tiny Shop (in Wilderness) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, and take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stellenbosch to Mossel Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Stellenbosch in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mossel Bay: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.