14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  22​h
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  23​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then Head underground at Wild Cave Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, then steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg itinerary planner.

Cardiff, UK to Johannesburg is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Cardiff in March, plan for warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bollard Bay and Brenton on Sea. Get outdoors at Robberg Nature Reserve and Plettenberg Beach. Go for a jaunt from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna to see Knysna Heads about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Get some historical perspective at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Robben Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park) and Noordhoek Beach (in Noordhoek). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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