13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  24​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Washington DC


3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hotspots2c Travel & Tours as well as Bo-kaap. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island and Maclear's Beacon. Escape the urban bustle at Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary planning app .

Washington DC, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 24-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 65°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Robben Island ©
Robben Island

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities. On the 14th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, then have some family-friendly fun at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, then learn about winemaking at Boplaas, and finally learn about winemaking at De Krans Wines. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

3
nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Face Adrenalin - Bloukrans Bungy. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then get outside with Face Adrenalin - Bloukrans Bungy, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Elephant Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Tsitsikamma National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tsitsikamma National Park, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Dutch Reformed Church
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then contemplate the long history of South Western Townships. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, then try your luck at Montecasino, then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre.

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Fly from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in August, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. On the 24th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Montecasino, Union Buildings
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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