22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

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Benoni
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Colesberg
— 1 night
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George
— 6 nights
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
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Hopefield
— 3 nights
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Colesberg
— 1 night
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Benoni
— 8 nights
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Benoni

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Benoni journey planner.

Vaalwater to Benoni is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Benoni can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for Colesberg.

Things to do in Benoni

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Colesberg

— 1 night
Colesberg is a town with 17,354 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, located on the main N1 road from Cape Town to Johannesburg.In a sheep-farming area spread over half-a-million hectares, greater Colesberg breeds many of the country's top merinos. For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colesberg online day trip planner.

Getting from Benoni to Colesberg by car takes about 6.5 hours. You will leave for George on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Colesberg

Museums

George

— 6 nights
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Explore George's surroundings by going to Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room (in Klein Brak River) and Mossel Bay (Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex & St. Blaize Trail). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm, tee off at Fancourt Country Club, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and browse the exhibits of Cape Palette Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our George attractions planner.

You can drive from Colesberg to George in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in George

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at District Six Museum, then take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary maker.

Getting from George to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hopefield.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Hopefield

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Hopefield side-trips: Darling (Ormonde Vineyard & Book League) and West Coast National Park (West Coast National Park & Gamkaberg Nature Reserve).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hopefield trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hopefield takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Colesberg.

Things to do in Hopefield

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Colesberg

— 1 night
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colesberg trip app.

Traveling by car from Hopefield to Colesberg takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Benoni.

Things to do in Colesberg

Museums

Benoni

— 8 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Benoni side-trips: Centurion (Centurion Society Of Model Engineers, Irene Village Mall, &more), Cullinan Diamond Mine (in Cullinan) and Nan Hua Temple (in Bronkhorstspruit). Enjoy Benoni some more: get a dose of the wild on Regent Safaris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Petmasters Bird Park, browse the different shops at East Rand Mall, and look for gifts at Uncle Tims Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Benoni holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colesberg to Benoni takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Benoni

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.