19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Nelspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Bus:  45​min
5
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Kimberley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Bloemfontein
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Nelspruit

Nelspruit ©
Nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, Nelspruit provides visitors with a convenient base point boasting two airports and an enviable location on the road between Johannesburg and the Mozambican border.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kruger National Park. On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Africa Joy, look for gifts at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Whispers, and finally savor the flavors at Shautany Chocolatiers.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nelspruit tour planner.

Johannesburg to Nelspruit is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nelspruit when traveling from Johannesburg in August, with lows around 13°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Nelspruit

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

White River, Elephant Whispers
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
i'langa Mall ©
i'langa Mall

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durban trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nelspruit to Durban in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nelspruit in August, with highs in Durban at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Durban

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Umhlanga Rocks
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Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple

1
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 11th (Fri): try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World and then kick back and relax at Sardinia Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Durban to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in August, with highs in Port Elizabeth at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Daniell Cheetah Project
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Daniell Cheetah Project ©
Daniell Cheetah Project

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Lion's Head, Cape Point, Castle of Good Hope, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Greenmarket Square and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Biscuit Mill and Cape Quarter Mall. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy some diversion at Newlands Cricket Ground, look for gifts at Prins & Prins, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dutch Reform Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bebe's Chocolaterie and Gluten Free Patisserie, then stop by Slow Market Stellenbosch, then look for gifts at Annandale Wine Estate, and finally do a tasting at Spier Wine Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stellenbosch trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Slow Market Stellenbosch ©
Slow Market Stellenbosch
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Spier Wine Farm ©
Spier Wine Farm

2
nights
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach, then stop by Funky Vibes, and then savor the flavors at Eikehof.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Franschhoek holiday planner.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Franschhoek are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hermanus
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Eikehof ©
Eikehof

1
night
Swellendam

Swellendam
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Swellendam online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Franschhoek to Swellendam in 2 hours. In August in Swellendam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for Springbok on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Swellendam

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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2
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Kimberley

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimberley sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Swellendam to Kimberley with the Route module. Traveling from Swellendam in August, you will find days in Kimberley are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are slightly colder (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Magersfontein Battlefield ©
Magersfontein Battlefield
William Humphreys Art Gallery ©
William Humphreys Art Gallery

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hours
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
On the 25th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Loch Logan Waterfront and then try your luck at Windmill Casino & Entertainment Centre.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bloemfontein itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kimberley to Bloemfontein in 2 hours. Traveling from Kimberley in August, Bloemfontein is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mafikeng.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
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Loch Logan Waterfront ©
Loch Logan Waterfront

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