16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Simondium
— 2 nights
Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Durban
3
Durban
— 4 nights
Fly to Lanseria, Taxi to Soweto
4
Soweto
— 2 nights
Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to Jeddah

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town online holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Cape Town. In July, Cape Town is much colder than Jeddah - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Simondium.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Simondium

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get behind the scenes at Babylonstoren, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and then experience rural life at Le Bonheur Reptiles And Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Simondium planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Simondium takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Simondium

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Durban

— 4 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
When in Durban, make a side trip to see Sodwana Bay in Sodwana, approximately Sodwana away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Umgeni River Bird Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, catch a live event at Moses Mabhida Stadium, and stroll through Golden Mile.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Durban day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Simondium to Durban with the Route module. Traveling from Simondium in August, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Soweto.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Soweto

— 2 nights
When gold was discovered in Johannesburg in 1886, thousands of prospectors from all over the world rushed to the newly constructed town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Boer War Blockhouse, then get the adrenaline pumping with Wild Cave Adventures, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coronation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Credo Mutwa Cultural Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and finally browse the collection at Rosa Parks Library.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Soweto trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Durban to Soweto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Soweto, with lows around 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Soweto

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.