14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  32​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  34​h
End: New York City

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.
Get outdoors at Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. Get a sense of the local culture at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Robben Island. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Topiary Wines in Franschhoek, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Cape Town is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

1
night
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Apostolic Church, and finally tee off at Swellendam Golf Course. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios, then view the masterpieces at Magpie Gallery, and then look for gifts at Inkaroo Jewellery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Swellendam sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Swellendam in 1.5 hours. In June in Swellendam, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Swellendam

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trip

Barrydale
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Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Magpie Gallery ©
Magpie Gallery

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and Janine Iron and Washing Museum. Visiting Safari Ostrich Show Farm and Cango Ostrich Show Farm will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Outeniqua Transport Museum (in George) and Calitzdorp Museum (in Calitzdorp). It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass and experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn custom trip planner.

You can drive from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mossel Bay, Calitzdorp Museum, Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Calitzdorp Museum ©
Calitzdorp Museum

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 8th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Garden Route National Park
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags ©
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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