9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Polokwane
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
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Yzerfontein
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Paternoster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lamberts Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Elands Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Piketberg
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Porterville
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
7
Tulbagh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Robertson
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Franschhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Polokwane

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Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein ©
On the 15th (Sun), look for gifts at Darling Sweet.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yzerfontein trip itinerary planning app .

Polokwane to Yzerfontein is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. December in Yzerfontein sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Paternoster.

Things to do in Yzerfontein

Shopping

Side Trip

Darling Sweet
Highlights from your plan
Darling Sweet ©
Darling Sweet

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Paternoster

Paternoster ©
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at West Coast Fossil Park, look for gifts at Jem & Pantoffels, view the masterpieces at Stone Fish Studio and Gallery, then kick back and relax at Paternoster Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Stompneus Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paternoster trip app .

Drive from Yzerfontein to Paternoster in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in Paternoster

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Stompneus Point Lighthouse, West Coast Fossil Park
Highlights from your plan
Paternoster Beach ©
Paternoster Beach
West Coast Fossil Park ©
West Coast Fossil Park
Jem & Pantoffels ©
Jem & Pantoffels

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Lamberts Bay

Lamberts Bay
For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lamberts Bay itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Paternoster to Lamberts Bay takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paternoster in December: highs in Lamberts Bay hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will leave for Elands Bay on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Elands Bay

Elands Bay
Elands Bay is a town in South Africa, situated in the Western Cape Province, on the Atlantic Ocean, at. Start your trip to Elands Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Lamberts Bay to Elands Bay in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Elands Bay are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Piketberg on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Elands Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Piketberg

Piketberg ©
Piketberg is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa, located about 50 miles east of Saldanha Bay. On the 17th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Org de Rac Organic Wine Estate and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piketberg Dutch Reformed Church.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Piketberg tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Elands Bay to Piketberg in an hour. Traveling from Elands Bay in December, expect nights in Piketberg to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Porterville.

Things to do in Piketberg

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Piketberg Dutch Reformed Church ©
Piketberg Dutch Reformed Church
Org de Rac Organic Wine Estate ©
Org de Rac Organic Wine Estate

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Porterville

Porterville
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at 22 Waterfalls.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Porterville holiday maker app .

Porterville is just a short distance from Piketberg. In December in Porterville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tulbagh.

Things to do in Porterville

Wildlife Parks

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Tulbagh

Tulbagh ©
On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Old Town Tulbagh.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tulbagh online day trip planner .

You can drive from Porterville to Tulbagh in an hour. In December in Tulbagh, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Robertson.
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Tulbagh ©
Old Town Tulbagh

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Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): do a tasting at Viljoensdrift, then learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, and then relax in the rural setting at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Robertson online road trip planner .

You can drive from Tulbagh to Robertson in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm ©
Viljoensdrift ©
Viljoensdrift

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Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Franschhoek trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Robertson to Franschhoek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Museums
Highlights from your plan
First South African Perfume Museum ©

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town journey maker .

You can drive from Franschhoek to Cape Town in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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