18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lamberts Bay
Drive
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Cederberg
Drive
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Clanwilliam
Drive
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Nieuwoudtville
— 1 night
Drive
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Garies
Drive
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Springbok
— 2 nights
Drive
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 1 day
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Cape Town

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camp's Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Town vacation planner.

Milan, Italy to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for much colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 21°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Lamberts Bay

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lamberts Bay attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Lamberts Bay takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Lamberts Bay to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Cederberg.

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Cederberg

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Cederberg Private Cellar and then Head underground at Stadsaal Caves.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cederberg trip planner.

Getting from Lamberts Bay to Cederberg by car takes about an hour. In August in Cederberg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clanwilliam.

Things to do in Cederberg

Nature · Parks · Wineries
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Clanwilliam

Clanwilliam is a town in the Olifants River valley in the Western Cape, South Africa, about north of Cape Town. On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Heerenlogement.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Clanwilliam trip itinerary builder app.

Clanwilliam is just a short distance from Cederberg. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nieuwoudtville.
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Nieuwoudtville

— 1 night
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nieuwoudtville visit planner.

You can drive from Clanwilliam to Nieuwoudtville in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Clanwilliam in August, with highs in Nieuwoudtville at 22°C and lows at 3°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Garies.

Things to do in Nieuwoudtville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Garies

Garies is a small agricultural centre situated in South Africa's Northern Cape province about 110 km south of Springbok, the chief town of the Namaqualand district. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Garies online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Nieuwoudtville to Garies by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Garies

Shopping

Springbok

— 2 nights
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Springbok trip builder website.

Getting from Garies to Springbok by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Springbok, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Springbok

Wildlife · Parks
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Augrabies Falls National Park

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Riemvasmaak Hot Springs.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Augrabies Falls National Park online route planner.

You can drive from Springbok to Augrabies Falls National Park in 3 hours. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Graaff-Reinet

— 1 night
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Graaff-Reinet trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Graaff-Reinet takes 8 hours. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, snap pictures at Storms River bridge, then stroll through Otter Trail, and finally take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Graaff-Reinet to Tsitsikamma National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Tsitsikamma National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn route maker.

Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Cape Agulhas

— 1 night
On the 5th (Sun), savor the flavors at Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast, then make a trip to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cape Agulhas are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Cape Town

Mother City

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Cape Town in 3 hours. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect Kruger National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Cape Town

— 1 day

Mother City

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town visit planner.

You can fly from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kruger National Park in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

South Africa travel guide

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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.