14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 15​min
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Stellenbosch
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
Stellenbosch

3
days
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Take a break from the city and head to Birds of Eden and Tsitsikamma National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tsitsikamma National Park side-trips: The Crags (Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre & Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Otter Trail and make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip planning website

Cape Town to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tsitsikamma National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Crags
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tsitsikamma National Park ©
Tsitsikamma National Park
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail

2
days
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.
On the 6th (Wed), cruise along Swartberg Pass, then Head underground at The Cango Caves, and then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn route builder tool

Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

few
hours
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch visit planning tool

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Stellenbosch takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Outdoors Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

The Franschhoek Motor Museum, Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
The Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
The Franschhoek Motor Museum

6
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Table Mountain National Park. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town driving holiday planning tool

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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