9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary builder

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Cape Town
Drive
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Beaufort West
— 1 night
Drive
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Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pretoria
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuruman
— 1 night
Drive
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Springbok
— 1 night
Drive

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Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cape Town. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Beaufort West.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Beaufort West

— 1 night
Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beaufort West trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cape Town to Beaufort West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll set off for Bloemfontein on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Beaufort West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Bloemfontein

— 1 night

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bloemfontein journey builder app.

You can drive from Beaufort West to Bloemfontein in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. September in Bloemfontein sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Johannesburg

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloemfontein in September, Johannesburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park.

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You can fly from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Pretoria on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pretoria

— 1 night
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pretoria route planner.

Fly from Kruger National Park to Pretoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Pretoria, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Kuruman.

Things to do in Pretoria

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Kuruman

— 1 night
Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 1st (Fri), make a trip to Moffat Mission Station and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Eye of Kuruman.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuruman road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pretoria to Kuruman. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Kuruman

Parks · Nature

Springbok

— 1 night
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Springbok trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kuruman to Springbok takes 6.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Springbok are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Springbok

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.