8 days in Cape Town & Northern Cape Itinerary

8 days in Cape Town & Northern Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa route planner

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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Sutherland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimberley
— 1 night
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at First South African Perfume Museum and Heart of Cape Town Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Franschhoek (Stony Brook Vineyards & Franschhoek Motor Museum) and Stellenbosch (Spier Wine Farm, Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, trek along Platteklip Gorge, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and walk around Silvermine Trail.

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Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sutherland

— 1 night
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look and learn at Sutherland Planetarium and then look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope.

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You can drive from Cape Town to Sutherland in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Sutherland

Museums · Childrens Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum and then take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole.

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You can drive from Sutherland to Kimberley in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kimberley are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums

Northern Cape travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Nature & Parks
Highlights from a Northern Cape itinerary include rock climbing among the mountains and learning about the region's diamond-mining history. See a former excavation site--now filled with water--that claims to be the world's largest hole excavated by hand. Although partially covered in desert, the region blooms in spring, when the spectacle of vast fields of flowers generates an influx of tourism to the Northern Cape, the largest and most sparsely populated region of South Africa.