19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  20​h
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Addo Elephant National Park
— Few hours
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Singapore

5
days
Cape Town

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 Cape Point and The Franschhoek Motor Museum. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. Step out of Cape Town to go to Franschhoek and see Topiary Wines, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Robben Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, and take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Topiary Wines, The Franschhoek Motor Museum
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cape Town.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Robben Island
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach

2
days
Wilderness

On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Goukamma Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilderness National Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wilderness vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Wilderness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

George, Goukamma Nature Reserve
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Wilderness.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Goukamma Nature Reserve
Wilderness National Park
Dutch Reformed Mother Church

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at De Krans Wines and Boplaas. Step off the beaten path and head to Safari Ostrich Show Farm and Off-Road & ATV Trails. When in Oudtshoorn, make a side trip to see Meiringspoort in De Rust, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, contemplate the long history of Arbeidsgenot, learn about winemaking at Karusa Vineyards, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn travel planner.

Drive from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, Meiringspoort
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Oudtshoorn.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
The Cango Caves
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Meiringspoort

4
days
Plettenberg Bay

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Plettenberg Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Trinity Church and Jandreart Studio. Step out of Plettenberg Bay to go to Knysna and see Knysna Heads, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Robberg Nature Reserve, do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, and hike along Garden of Eden.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Plettenberg Bay.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Plettenberg Beach
Knysna Heads

2
days
Port Elizabeth

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin and then identify plant and animal life at Shamwari Game Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kragga Kamma Game Park and then kick back and relax at Sardinia Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth tour planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Port Elizabeth.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Kragga Kamma Game Park

1
day
Addo Elephant National Park

On the 8th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Addo Elephant National Park itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Addo Elephant National Park.
Find places to stay »

Similar Plans

20 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM DENMARK January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM EGYPT December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Torquay & Cape Town BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Africa & Middle East BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Cape Town BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe & Africa BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Africa, Europe, United States & South Pacific BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans