14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Zurich

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Table Mountain National Park. Head to Greenmarket Square and Prins & Prinsfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and look for gifts at Original T Bag Designs.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town custom trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Annandale Wine Estate, then look for gifts at Slow Market Stellenbosch, then look for gifts at Oom Samie Se Winkel, and finally look for gifts at Bebe's Chocolaterie and Gluten Free Patisserie.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Stellenbosch vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Shopping
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Annandale Wine Estate ©
Annandale Wine Estate
Slow Market Stellenbosch ©
Slow Market Stellenbosch
Oom Samie Se Winkel ©
Oom Samie Se Winkel

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 14th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Klein River Farmstead and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voelklip Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market, stop by Funky Vibes, and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Stellenbosch to Hermanus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Klein River Cheese
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes

2
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Idube Game Reserve. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tshukudu Game Lodge and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hoedspruit vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Hoedspruit in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hermanus in October: high temperatures in Hoedspruit hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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