14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Sandton and see Montecasino, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Gold Reef City. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Johannesburg trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Theme Parks

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Robberg Nature Reserve and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Bollard Bay (in Knysna) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree & Storms River Suspension Bridge). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden, stop by Harkerville Saturday Village Market, stroll through Plettenberg Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Knysna Elephant Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Bollard Bay ©
Bollard Bay
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Family-friendly places like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Two Oceans Aquarium will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park), Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town) and Cape Point Nature Reserve (in Cape Town Central). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip generator.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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