14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Durban
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Mossel Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, then examine the collection at District Six Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Muizenberg Beach, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and then cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cape Town. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Muizenberg Beach ©
Muizenberg Beach
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, then stroll through Kwaaiwater, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rotary Way. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, and finally stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Hermanus with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Hermanus sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

2
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, and then stop by Kumbaya Home Decor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip planner .

Getting from Hermanus to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, Hoedspruit is somewhat warmer than Hermanus - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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1
night
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 23rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg planner .

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Johannesburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris

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night
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Durban day trip planning website .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Durban in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Durban, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Shark Diving
Moses Mabhida Stadium ©
Moses Mabhida Stadium

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Elizabeth route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in October, with highs in Port Elizabeth at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

1
night
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Papiesfontein Beach Horse Rides, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brewhaha Craft Brewery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jeffreys Bay online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Jeffreys Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails ©
Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails
Brewhaha Craft Brewery ©
Brewhaha Craft Brewery

4
nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Explore hidden gems such as Safari Ostrich Show Farm and Brenton on Sea. Get outdoors at Swartberg Pass and Pledge Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Mossel Bay: Knysna (Buffalo Bay, Mitchell's Brewery, & more). It doesn't end there: stroll through Zorgfontein Game Farm and look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Jeffreys Bay to Mossel Bay in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Knysna, Oudtshoorn
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Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Pledge Nature Reserve ©
Pledge Nature Reserve

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