9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Chintsa East
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coffee Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Cathkin Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Dundee
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Kruger National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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night
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 6th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

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Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll through African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jeffreys Bay trip builder website .

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Jeffreys Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Jeffreys Bay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Chintsa East.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach

2
nights
Chintsa East

Chintsa East ©
Step out of Chintsa East with an excursion to Double Mouth Nature Reserve in Morgan's Bay--about 36 minutes away.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chintsa East online vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Jeffreys Bay to Chintsa East with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Chintsa East are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off toCoffee Bay.

Things to do in Chintsa East

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Double Mouth Nature Reserve
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Emerald Vale Brewery ©
Emerald Vale Brewery

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night
Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay ©
On the 11th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Hole in the Wall.

Before you visit Coffee Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Chintsa East to Coffee Bay takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chintsa East in January, with highs in Coffee Bay at 27°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cathkin Park.
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Hole in the Wall ©
Hole in the Wall

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Cathkin Park

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Giants Castle Game Reserve and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cathkin Park vacation planner .

Drive from Coffee Bay to Cathkin Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Dundee.

Things to do in Cathkin Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Giants Castle Game Reserve
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Zipline

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Dundee

Dundee ©
The coal mining town of Dundee is situated in a valley of the Biggarsberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Talana Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dundee using our trip planner.

You can drive from Cathkin Park to Dundee in 2 hours. In January in Dundee, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums
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Talana Museum ©
Talana Museum

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night
Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park road trip planning site .

Getting from Dundee to Kruger National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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