9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Sun City
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Knysna
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Johannesburg

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night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online tour planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sun City.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Top of Africa ©
Top of Africa

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day
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): play a few rounds at The Palace of the Lost City and then get a new perspective on nature at Mphebatho Cultural Museum & Moruleng Cultural Precinct.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sun City trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Sun City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sun City: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Sun City

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mphebatho Cultural Museum & Moruleng Cultural Precinct
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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at District Six Museum and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House. There's lots more to do: stroll through Boulders Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town visit planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sun City to Cape Town in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Sun City in June, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
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.
On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Santos Beach and then examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mossel Bay online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Mossel Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Mossel Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): Head underground at The Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Mossel Bay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oudtshoorn, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Cali Craft & Gems ©
Cali Craft & Gems

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night
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea, take an in-depth tour of Knysna Museum, then view the masterpieces at Old Gaol and Art Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Knysna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Knysna, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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