17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
3
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Baraka Gifts and Decorfor some retail therapy. Robben Island and Castle of Good Hope are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, look for gifts at Uwe Koetter, and take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

Bangkok, Thailand to Cape Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Cape Town is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach and then look for gifts at Funky Vibes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Hermanus Country Market and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voelklip Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hermanus holiday planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mandela House and Maboneng Precinct. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Wild Cave Adventures (in Krugersdorp) and Pretoria (Hazel Food Market & Market @ the Sheds). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main, stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Cresta Shopping Centre, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Hermanus to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hermanus in September, expect nights in Johannesburg to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Shopping Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pretoria, Cresta Shopping Centre, Wild Cave Adventures, Sandton City Shopping Centre
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

Similar Plans

18 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, teens, kids, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ISRAEL February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans