15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

Make it your trip
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Robertson
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilderness
— 3 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
Drive
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White River
— 1 night
Drive
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Sabie
— 3 nights
Drive
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Graskop
Drive
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

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: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, examine the collection at District Six Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Gothenburg in December, with highs in Cape Town at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Robertson

— 1 night
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Robertson Art Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, then explore the galleries of Millstone Pottery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Robertson road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Robertson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Robertson

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

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Wilderness

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Take a break from Wilderness with a short trip to Safari Ostrich Show Farm in Oudtshoorn, about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, look for gifts at Tiny Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, and take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wilderness online route planner.

Traveling by car from Robertson to Wilderness takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Wilderness are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Johannesburg

City of Light

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.
For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Wilderness to Johannesburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Wilderness, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. You will leave for White River on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

White River

— 1 night
White River is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. On the 2nd (Sun), look for gifts at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre and then admire the natural beauty at Lowveld National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the White River trip site.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to White River takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in White River can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Sabie.

Things to do in White River

Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Sabie

— 3 nights
Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Take a break from Sabie with a short trip to Cellu Beauty - Gethlane Lodge in Lydenburg, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Lone Creek Falls, hike along Forest Falls Nature Walk, and head outdoors with Mac Mac Pools.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sabie online trip planner.

Traveling by car from White River to Sabie takes an hour. January in Sabie sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Graskop.

Things to do in Sabie

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Graskop

Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stop by Delgoa Arts & Crafts and then explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes.

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

Graskop is very close to Sabie. In January, daytime highs in Graskop are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Graskop

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Johannesburg

— 1 night

City of Light

On the 7th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Graskop to Johannesburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.