11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Elgin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Hermanus
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Gansbaai
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mossel Bay
— 1 day
7
Port Elizabeth
— 1 day
8
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Pisa

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.
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Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off toElgin.

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Elgin

Elgin ©
You've now added Oneiric Wines to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), do a tasting at Oneiric Wines.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Elgin trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Elgin takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Elgin are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Hermanus.

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Oneiric Wines ©
Oneiric Wines

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hermanus day trip site .

You can drive from Elgin to Hermanus in an hour. In May in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gansbaai.

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Wineries
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Sumaridge Wine Estate ©
Sumaridge Wine Estate
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate ©

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Gansbaai

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
You've now added Shark Diving to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gansbaai trip planner .

Drive from Hermanus to Gansbaai in an hour. In May in Gansbaai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Gansbaai

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Shark Diving

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Agulhas visit planning tool .

Getting from Gansbaai to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Mossel Bay.

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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 7th (Mon), play a few rounds at Pinnacle Point Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zorgfontein Game Farm, then see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, and finally stroll through Santos beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mossel Bay trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Mossel Bay takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cape Agulhas in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mossel Bay, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Pinnacle Point Golf Club ©
Pinnacle Point Golf Club

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Port Elizabeth

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.
On the 8th (Tue), try to win big at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World, pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral, then meet the residents at Bayworld, and finally see the interesting displays at Volkswagen AutoPavillion, South Africa.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth online vacation planner .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

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Bayworld ©
Bayworld
St Augustine's Catholic Cathedral ©

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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 9th (Wed): try your luck at Montecasino and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, steep yourself in history at South Western Townships, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, then appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Buildings.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in May, Johannesburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Pretoria, Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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