16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

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

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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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in July, expect Cape Town to be colder, temps between 20°C and 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 · Beaches

Simondium

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, get to know the resident critters at The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World, and then learn the secrets of production at Babylonstoren.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Simondium trip maker tool.

You can drive from Cape Town to Simondium in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Simondium can reach 21°C, while at night they dip 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Step out of Durban with an excursion to Sodwana Bay in Sodwana--about 4h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see where the action happens at Moses Mabhida Stadium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Durban travel route builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Simondium to Durban. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Simondium in August, with highs in Durban at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Soweto.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Boer War Blockhouse, get the adrenaline pumping with Wild Cave Adventures, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Coronation Park. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then get your game on at Orlando Towers.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Soweto, with lows of 7°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Soweto

Parks · Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors

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.