13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Robben Island and Groote Kerk. Shop till you drop at Greenmarket Square and Uwe Koetter. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planning tool

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cape Town. Traveling from London in November, expect nights in Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 24th (Fri), look for gifts at Peregrine Farm Stall, do a tasting at Sumaridge Wine Estate, and then stroll through Grotto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary tool

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Hermanus are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Peregrine Farm Stall, Shark Diving
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Shark Diving
Peregrine Farm Stall ©
Peregrine Farm Stall

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market on Main and The Mall of Rosebank. Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Montecasino (in Sandton) and Union Buildings (in Pretoria). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre, try to win big at Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams, and take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg holiday planner

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Hermanus to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Sandton, Union Buildings, Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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