9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Swellendam
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Franschhoek
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Durban

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Oudtshoorn fast, fun, and easy.

Durban to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in January: high temperatures in Oudtshoorn hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Old Apostolic Church, then look for gifts at Die Biltong Boetiek, then take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Swellendam trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Swellendam takes 2.5 hours. February in Swellendam sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Swellendam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Old Apostolic Church ©
Old Apostolic Church

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get great views at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Cape Agulhas takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cape Agulhas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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 4th (Sun): view the masterpieces at LEMBU gallery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at District Six Museum and then kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Dorp Street.

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Drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dorp Street
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Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Dorp Street ©
Dorp Street
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and then experience rural life at Boschendal Wine Estate. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Red Hot Glass, indulge your taste buds at Eikehof, then learn about winemaking at Stony Brook Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Topiary Wines.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Franschhoek travel site .

You can drive from Cape Town to Franschhoek in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. February in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Red Hot Glass
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Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Red Hot Glass ©
Red Hot Glass
Stony Brook Vineyards ©
Stony Brook Vineyards

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