14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Sun City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Pilanesberg National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
George
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
7
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and finally stop by Deer Design. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market on Main, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and then head outdoors with Greenstone Mall.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg online holiday planner .

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sun City.

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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pilanesberg National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sun City trip planning tool .

Drive from Johannesburg to Sun City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. May in Sun City sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pilanesberg National Park.

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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park

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Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Mphebatho Cultural Museum & Moruleng Cultural Precinct.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pilanesberg National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sun City to Pilanesberg National Park takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Pilanesberg National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and visit Abseil Africa.

For where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pilanesberg National Park to Cape Town with the Route module. Traveling from Pilanesberg National Park in May, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to George.

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm and then get your game on at Happy Valley.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our George online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Cape Town to George in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mossel Bay.

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Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm

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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Santos Beach, stroll around Harry Giddy Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Janine Iron and Washing Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mossel Bay travel route planner.

Getting from George to Mossel Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Mossel Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Oudtshoorn.

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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach

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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 13th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then Head underground at Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn online travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Mossel Bay in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

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