19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Benoni
Drive:  3 h
1
Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
8
Beaufort West
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
9
Kimberley
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Parys
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Benoni

1
night
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
You've now added Innie Skuur to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see a show at Innie Skuur and then see the sky in a new way at Naval Hill Planetarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein vacation builder tool .

Benoni to Bloemfontein is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Nightlife Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Innie Skuur ©
Innie Skuur
Naval Hill Planetarium ©
Naval Hill Planetarium

1
night
Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet ©
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.
De Camdeboo Wijnkamer has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): cozy up to a beverage at De Camdeboo Wijnkamer and then look for gifts at Dustcovers.

Make your Graaff-Reinet itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bloemfontein to Graaff-Reinet takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Shopping Nightlife

Side Trip

Dustcovers
Highlights from your plan
Dustcovers ©
Dustcovers
De Camdeboo Wijnkamer ©
De Camdeboo Wijnkamer

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
You've added Radical Raptors, Plettenberg Beach, The Barnyard, Plett, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), look for gifts at Global Village and then see a show at The Barnyard, Plett. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics, then stop by The Potter, and finally contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Plettenberg Bay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Potter ©
The Potter
Old Nick Village ©
Old Nick Village
Harkerville Saturday Village Market ©

3
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Timberlake Organic Village, Templeman Square Craft Market, Sedgefield Classic Cars, and other attractions you added. Head to Mosaic Outdoor Market and Jandreart Studiofor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Peggy's African Art and Tours. There's lots more to do: stop by Metelerkamps, play a few rounds at Knysna Golf Club, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Find out how to plan Knysna trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Knysna is just a stone's throw from Plettenberg Bay. November in Knysna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Timberlake Organic Village
Highlights from your plan
Mosaic Outdoor Market ©
Mosaic Outdoor Market
MLink Glass Studio ©
MLink Glass Studio
The Waterfront Knysna Quays ©
The Waterfront Knysna Quays

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cango Ostrich Show Farm, Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): experience rural life at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, then head outdoors with Cango Caves Estate & Zipline, then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and finally experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Knysna to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cali Craft & Gems ©
Cali Craft & Gems
Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium ©
Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

1
night
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Township Angels as well as Bizarre Bazaar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Town.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bizarre Bazaar ©
Bizarre Bazaar

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Mojo Market, Cape Point, Original T Bag Designs, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Biscuit Mill and AVOOVA. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Company's Gardens and explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mossel Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beaufort West.

Things to do in Cape Town

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Mojo Market ©
Mojo Market
The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Canal Walk Shopping Centre ©
Canal Walk Shopping Centre

1
night
Beaufort West

Beaufort West ©
Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beaufort West Historical Walk as well as Spinwiel Antique Shop & Village Museum. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Beaufort West Historical Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort West day trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Town to Beaufort West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Beaufort West

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spinwiel Antique Shop & Village Museum ©

1
night
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes McGregor Museum, The Big Hole Kimberley and Kimberley Mine Museum. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole Kimberley, then examine the collection at McGregor Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimberley driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Beaufort West to Kimberley in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November in Kimberley, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
McGregor Museum ©
McGregor Museum

2
nights
Parys

Parys ©
Parys is a town situated on the banks of the Vaal River in the Free State province of South Africa. Pine's Emporium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Pine's Emporium and then choose your vessel at Old Willows No 7 Houseboats.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Parys online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kimberley to Parys. In November, daytime highs in Parys are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Parys

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trip

Old Willows No 7 Houseboats
Highlights from your plan
Fraai ©
Fraai

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