19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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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.
For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg attractions planner.

London, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Johannesburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth trip site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Casinos

Addo Elephant National Park

— 3 nights
Explore Addo Elephant National Park's surroundings by going to Somerset East (Dutch Reformed Church & Walter Battiss Art Museum). On the 11th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with CrissCross Adventures.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Addo Elephant National Park trip planner.

Drive from Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Port Elizabeth

— 4 nights

Windy City

Take a break from Port Elizabeth 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: pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral, snap pictures at Storms River bridge, stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, and try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Elizabeth trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Port Elizabeth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Johannesburg

City of Light

On the 17th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.