10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
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.
On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Clifton Beaches and Fish Hoek Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to The Franschhoek Motor Museum in Franschhoek--about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head off the coast to Robben Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town vacation builder.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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Plettenberg Bay

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Wilderness Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Holy Trinity Church. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors and enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Outeniqua Transport Museum, Wilderness Beach, Holy Trinity Church
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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