24 days in South Africa Itinerary

24 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Beaufort West
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Velddrif
— 1 night
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Langebaan
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 6 nights
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
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Paarl
— 1 night
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Kleinmond
— 1 night
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Hermanus
— 1 night
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Gansbaai
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Worcester
— 1 night
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Calitzdorp
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Mossel Bay
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George
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Wilderness
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Knysna
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Plettenberg Bay
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Tsitsikamma National Park
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Kimberley
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Beaufort West

— 1 night
Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Karoo National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Beaufort West travel route planner.

Johannesburg to Beaufort West is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Velddrif.

Things to do in Beaufort West

Parks · Nature
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Velddrif

— 1 night
Velddrif or Velddrift is a coastal fishing town in the Bergrivier Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. Your day by day itinerary now includes SA Fisheries Museum as well as Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at SA Fisheries Museum and then stroll through Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Velddrif trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort West to Velddrif takes 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Velddrif are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Langebaan.

Things to do in Velddrif

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Langebaan

— 1 night
Sunnypark has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Gaia Crystals, cool off at Sunnypark, and then kick back and relax at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon.

To find out how to plan a trip to Langebaan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Langebaan is very close to Velddrif. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cape Town.

Things to do in Langebaan

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Cape Town

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Robben Island Museum, Table Mountain National Park, City Sightseeing, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can drive from Langebaan to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Tours · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Stellenbosch

— 1 night

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Franschhoek Motor Museum as well as Beer Tastings & Tours. On the 4th (Sun), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and then look for gifts at Karoo Classics.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stellenbosch trip planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Paarl.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Paarl

— 1 night

Pearl of the Winelands

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Spice Route Destination and then learn about winemaking at La Motte Wine Estate.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paarl trip itinerary maker tool.

Paarl is just a stone's throw from Stellenbosch. April in Paarl sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Kleinmond.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries

Side Trip

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Kleinmond

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stony Point Penguin Colony as well as Kleinmond Beach. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleinmond Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kleinmond trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paarl to Kleinmond in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Kleinmond, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hermanus.

Things to do in Kleinmond

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hermanus

— 1 night
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hermanus Cliff Path, Grotto Beach and Onrus Beach. On the 7th (Wed), go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path, then enjoy the sand and surf at Onrus Beach, and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip planner.

You can drive from Kleinmond to Hermanus in an hour. Another option is to drive. In April in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Gansbaai

— 1 night
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa as well as Beachcomber Guide. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and then trek along with Beachcomber Guide.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gansbaai trip planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Gansbaai in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Gansbaai, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Worcester.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Worcester

— 1 night
Worcester is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. You've now added Stettyn Cellar to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Merwida Wine Cellar, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Fairy Glen, then make a trip to Worcester Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Stettyn Cellar.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Worcester online trip maker.

Getting from Gansbaai to Worcester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Worcester are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calitzdorp.

Things to do in Worcester

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Calitzdorp

Your day by day itinerary now includes De Krans Wines. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): do a tasting at De Krans Wines.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Calitzdorp trip maker site.

You can drive from Worcester to Calitzdorp in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Calitzdorp

Wineries
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Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
You've now added Safari Ostrich Show Farm to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn vacation planner.

Getting from Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks
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Mossel Bay

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

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.
Santos Beach has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): walk around Harry Giddy Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santos Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay day trip planning app.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to George.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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George

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Bay, examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Garden Route Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the George trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to George takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in George, with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Wilderness.

Things to do in George

Parks · Nature · Museums

Wilderness

— 1 night
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wilderness Lagoon as well as Wilderness Beach. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Wilderness Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, and finally get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wilderness road trip site.

Wilderness is very close to George. In April in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Knysna

— 1 night
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 Gerickes Point, Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Heads. On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerickes Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna day trip planning app.

You can drive from Wilderness to Knysna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Plettenberg Bay

— 1 night
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.
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and then contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay vacation builder app.

Plettenberg Bay is just a short distance from Knysna. In April, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 1 day
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Big Hole. On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at McGregor Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Kimberley Town Hall.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kimberley day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tsitsikamma National Park to Kimberley. While traveling from Tsitsikamma National Park, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Kimberley, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums

South Africa travel guide

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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.