14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
3
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  4 h
4
Knysna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Betty's Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Knysna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Bloemfontein
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
12
Johannesburg
— 1 day
End: Johannesburg

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum and then contemplate the long history of Kromdraai Gold Mine.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kromdraai Gold Mine
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Kromdraai Gold Mine ©
Kromdraai Gold Mine

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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Naval Hill Planetarium and then examine the collection at The National Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bloemfontein visit app .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, Bloemfontein is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums Childrens Museums
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The National Museum ©
The National Museum
Naval Hill Planetarium ©
Naval Hill Planetarium

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Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet ©
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at The Reinet House.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Graaff-Reinet trip builder.

You can drive from Bloemfontein to Graaff-Reinet in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums
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The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House

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Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll around Plett Puzzle Park and then don't miss a visit to Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

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You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Knysna in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montagu Pass Old Toll House, Plett Puzzle Park
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Plett Puzzle Park ©
Plett Puzzle Park
Montagu Pass Old Toll House ©
Montagu Pass Old Toll House

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along De Hoop Whale Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Agulhas route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Knysna to Cape Agulhas. In October, daytime highs in Cape Agulhas are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

De Hoop Whale Trail
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De Hoop Whale Trail ©
De Hoop Whale Trail

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kassiesbaai and Castle of Good Hope will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Iziko Slave Lodge and Shipwreck Museum. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve in Arniston, approximately Arniston away. There's still lots to do: hike along The Tradouwspass, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and get active on the water at Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Cape Agulhas to Cape Town with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Betty's Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Arniston, The Tradouwspass, Shipwreck Museum
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The Tradouwspass ©
The Tradouwspass
Kassiesbaai ©
Kassiesbaai
Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve ©
Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve

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Betty's Bay

Betty's Bay ©
Betty's Bay is a small holiday town situated on the Overberg coast of South Africa's Western Cape province. On the 7th (Wed), stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony and then kick back and relax at Betty's Bay Main Beach.

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Drive from Cape Town to Betty's Bay in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Betty's Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Betty's Bay Main Beach ©
Betty's Bay Main Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Gaboli Chocolates ©
Gaboli Chocolates

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Agulhas trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Betty's Bay to Cape Agulhas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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Knysna

Knysna ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Knysna day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Cape Agulhas to Knysna with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Dustcovers, then see the interesting displays at Urquhart House Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Graaff-Reinet sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Graaff-Reinet takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nieu-Bethesda
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Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre ©
Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre
Dustcovers ©
Dustcovers

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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Bloemfontein takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums
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Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the history at African Battlefields.

For reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites

Side Trip

African Battlefields
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African Battlefields ©
African Battlefields

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