15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Krugersdorp
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Klerksdorp
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Bloemfontein
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Gariep Dam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Beaufort West
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Mossel Bay
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h
6
Oudtshoorn
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Prince Albert
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Gariep Dam
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Krugersdorp

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Klerksdorp

Klerksdorp
Klerksdorp is a city located in the North West Province, South Africa. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Klerksdorp trip planner .

Krugersdorp to Klerksdorp is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Klerksdorp can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Klerksdorp

Casinos Fun & Games

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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
On the 1st (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, explore the world behind art at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Klerksdorp to Bloemfontein in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bloemfontein when traveling from Klerksdorp in May, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gariep Dam.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums Shopping
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Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum

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Gariep Dam

Gariep Dam ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gariep Dam Nature Reserve.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gariep Dam day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bloemfontein to Gariep Dam takes 2 hours. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beaufort West.

Things to do in Gariep Dam

Parks Wildlife
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Gariep Dam Nature Reserve ©
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

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Beaufort West

Beaufort West ©
Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Karoo National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort West online trip planner .

You can drive from Gariep Dam to Beaufort West in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Beaufort West

Parks Nature
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Karoo National Park ©
Karoo National Park

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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mossel Bay: George (Dutch Reformed Mother Church & Outeniqua Transport Museum), Knysna (Knysna Heads, Brenton on Sea, & more) and Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Blaize Trail, get engrossed in the history at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, and see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mossel Bay road trip planner .

Drive from Beaufort West to Mossel Bay in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wilderness, Knysna, George, Drostdy Museum, Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn day trip planner .

Take a bus from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mossel Bay in May, Oudtshoorn is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. On the 13th (Wed), you're off toPrince Albert.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Prince Albert

Prince Albert ©
Prince Albert, South Africa is a small town in the Western Cape in South Africa. On the 13th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Fernskloof Wines.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prince Albert trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Prince Albert takes 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Gariep Dam.

Things to do in Prince Albert

Wineries
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Fernskloof Wines ©
Fernskloof Wines

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Gariep Dam

Gariep Dam ©
To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gariep Dam attractions planner .

You can drive from Prince Albert to Gariep Dam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gariep Dam

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tiger Canyons, Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camp
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Tiger Canyons ©
Tiger Canyons

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