20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Kimberley
— 1 night
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Beaufort West
— 1 night
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Paternoster
— 3 nights
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Montagu
— 4 nights
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Citrusdal
— 3 nights
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Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
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Upington
— 1 night
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Kuruman
— 2 nights
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Kimberley

— 1 night

City that Sparkles

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.
You've now added The Big Hole to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kimberley vacation planner.

Pretoria to Kimberley is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Traveling from Pretoria in April, expect nights in Kimberley to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Beaufort West.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Beaufort West

— 1 night
Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort West online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Beaufort West takes 5 hours. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Paternoster.

Things to do in Beaufort West

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Paternoster

— 3 nights
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the galleries of Stone Fish Studio and Gallery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at SA Fisheries Museum, see the interesting displays at West Coast Fossil Park, then explore the activities along Langebaan Lagoon, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Black Eagle Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paternoster sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Beaufort West to Paternoster in 6 hours. In April, daytime highs in Paternoster are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Montagu.

Things to do in Paternoster

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Montagu

— 4 nights
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swellendam (Die Biltong Boetiek, Drostdy Museum, &more) and Robertson (Springfield Estate Winery & Marbrin Olive Growers). Spend the 13th (Tue) in the pleasant surroundings of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Viljoensdrift and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mildred's Chapelry.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montagu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paternoster to Montagu takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Montagu

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 3 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: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip website.

Drive from Montagu to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Citrusdal.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Citrusdal

— 3 nights
On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Middelberg Pass, then relax and rejuvenate at The Baths, and then do a tasting at Org de Rac Organic Wine Estate.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Citrusdal trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Cape Town to Citrusdal by car takes about 2 hours. In April in Citrusdal, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Citrusdal

Spas · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Augrabies Falls National Park

— 1 night
To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Augrabies Falls National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Citrusdal to Augrabies Falls National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll set off for Upington on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks · Nature

Upington

— 1 night
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kalahari-Oranje Museum, learn about winemaking at Orange River Cellars, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kalahari Safaris Day Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Upington travel planner.

You can drive from Augrabies Falls National Park to Upington in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Upington can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuruman.

Things to do in Upington

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Kuruman

— 2 nights
Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at The Eye of Kuruman. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Moffat Mission Station.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuruman online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Upington to Kuruman takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuruman

Parks · Nature

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.