19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
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Addo Elephant National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg day trip site.

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Johannesburg. In April, Johannesburg is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Cape Town

— 7 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. April in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Port Elizabeth

— 2 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Casinos

Addo Elephant National Park

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Addo Elephant National Park: Somerset East (Dutch Reformed Church & Walter Battiss Art Museum). On the 11th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with CrissCross Adventures.

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Getting from Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Port Elizabeth

— 4 nights

Windy City

Change things up with a short trip to Untouched Adventures in Storms River (about 2 hours away). Spend the 13th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Shamwari Game Reserve. Spend the 16th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Explore Port Elizabeth further: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral, take in the views from Storms River bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, and try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth online attractions planner.

Getting from Addo Elephant National Park to Port Elizabeth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Johannesburg

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg attractions planning app.

You can fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites

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.