25 days in South Africa Itinerary

25 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa sightseeing planner

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kruger National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Graskop
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clarens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive
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Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Johannesburg

— 2 nights

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, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip builder.

Chattanooga, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 66°F and lows are around 41°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Kruger National Park

— 1 night
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kruger National Park online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Kruger National Park: highs are around 73°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Graskop.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Graskop

— 3 nights
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Graskop road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Graskop takes 3.5 hours. June in Graskop sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clarens.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Clarens

— 2 nights
Clarens is a small town situated in the foothills of the Maluti Mountains in the Free State province of South Africa and nicknamed the "Jewel of the Eastern Free State". To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Clarens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Graskop to Clarens takes 7 hours. Traveling from Graskop in June, things will get little chillier in Clarens: highs are around 63°F and lows about 31°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Clarens

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Port Elizabeth

— 3 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.
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth planning website.

Drive from Clarens to Port Elizabeth in 9 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Clarens in June, with highs in Port Elizabeth at 69°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Plettenberg Bay

— 3 nights
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.
For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay day trip app.

Drive from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will leave for Hermanus on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Hermanus

— 1 night
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Hermanus when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, with lows around 46°F. On the 25th (Fri), you're off to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Stellenbosch

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): view the masterpieces at The Red Teapot Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Rhenish Mission Church, then learn about winemaking at DeMorgenzon Winery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at True Oasis Boutique Spa.

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Getting from Hermanus to Stellenbosch by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Historic Sites · Wineries · Spas · Museums

Cape Town

— 5 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 the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature
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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.