14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island and Groot Constantia. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Noordhoek Beach (in Noordhoek). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna Heads
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

1
night
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 28th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kragga Kamma Game Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth itinerary maker.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nelspruit.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife
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Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

2
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Lowveld National Botanical Garden and then Head underground at Sudwala Caves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nelspruit trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Nelspruit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in November, expect nights in Nelspruit to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sudwala Caves ©
Sudwala Caves
Lowveld National Botanical Garden ©
Lowveld National Botanical Garden

1
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 1st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and then see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg vacation planner.

You can fly from Nelspruit to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nelspruit in November, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Lindfield Victorian House Museum ©

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