10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Basseterre, St. Kitts
Fly + Drive:  40​h
1
Calitzdorp
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Swellendam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Robertson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Franschhoek
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  39​h
End: Basseterre, St. Kitts

1
night
Calitzdorp

Calitzdorp ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Boplaas, then learn about winemaking at Calitzdorp Cellar, and then learn about winemaking at De Krans Wines.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Calitzdorp trip itinerary builder.

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis to Calitzdorp is an approximately 40-hour flight. Traveling from Basseterre to Calitzdorp, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Calitzdorp

Wineries
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De Krans Wines ©
De Krans Wines
Calitzdorp Cellar ©
Calitzdorp Cellar

2
nights
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and finally play a few rounds at Swellendam Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Magpie Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Barrydale Cellar.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Swellendam travel planner.

Drive from Calitzdorp to Swellendam in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Swellendam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Robertson.

Things to do in Swellendam

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Barrydale
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Barrydale Cellar ©
Barrydale Cellar
Magpie Gallery ©
Magpie Gallery

3
nights
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 10th (Mon): do a tasting at Springfield Estate Winery, learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esona Boutique Wine, and finally do a tasting at Graham Beck Robertson Estate. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, do a tasting at Lord's Wines, take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Hicks Art Galllery, and finally learn about winemaking at Ashton Kelder.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Robertson sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Swellendam to Robertson in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Montagu, Ashton Winery, Lord's Wines
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Esona Boutique Wine Estate ©
Esona Boutique Wine Estate
Graham Beck Robertson Estate ©
Graham Beck Robertson Estate
Lord's Wines ©
Lord's Wines

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Topiary Wines, then see the interesting displays at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, then do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and finally admire all the interesting features of Franschhoek Pass.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Franschhoek online itinerary creator.

Getting from Robertson to Franschhoek by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Franschhoek, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Scenic Drive Nightlife

Side Trip

Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Topiary Wines ©
Topiary Wines
Stony Brook Vineyards ©
Stony Brook Vineyards
Lynx Wine Estate ©
Lynx Wine Estate

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