11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive
4
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly to Johannesburg, Shuttle to Sun City
5
Sun City
— 1 night
Taxi to Johannesburg, Fly to Phalaborwa
6
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cape Town

Mother City

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 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at The Corner Surf Shop, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town online road trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in September, with highs in Cape Town at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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night
Oudtshoorn

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then get outside with Waterval Rust en Vrede.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oudtshoorn trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Plettenberg Bay

As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife
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night
Port Elizabeth

Windy City

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth trip tool.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sun City.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife
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night
Sun City

On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sun City driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Port Elizabeth to Sun City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in September, expect nights in Sun City to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Sun City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Nkuhlu Picnic Site, get great views at Nkumbe View Site, and then contemplate the long history of Masorini Archaeological Site.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park journey maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sun City to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sun City in September, you will find days in Kruger National Park are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Durban

Surf City

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.
On the 10th (Thu), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then examine the collection at Phansi Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at Makiwa Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durban trip maker site.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Durban by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Durban. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.