18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Kuruman
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Springbok
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Lamberts Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
6
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Nature's Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Kimberley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Kuruman

Kuruman ©
Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at The Eye of Kuruman.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuruman sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg to Kuruman is an approximately 6- hour car ride. You can also fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Kuruman

Parks Nature
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The Eye of Kuruman ©
The Eye of Kuruman

1
night
Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Augrabies Falls National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kuruman to Augrabies Falls National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks Nature
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Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Augrabies Falls National Park

2
nights
Springbok

Springbok ©
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Namaqua National Park. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Namaqua National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Springbok trip planner.

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Springbok takes 3 hours. In April in Springbok, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in Springbok

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Namaqua National Park
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Namaqua National Park ©
Namaqua National Park
Goegap Nature Reserve ©
Goegap Nature Reserve

1
night
Lamberts Bay

Lamberts Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Bird Island Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lamberts Bay journey website.

Traveling by car from Springbok to Lamberts Bay takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Springbok in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Lamberts Bay, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Parks Wildlife
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Bird Island Nature Reserve ©
Bird Island Nature Reserve

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Platteklip Gorge and Franschhoek Motor Museum. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass, First South African Perfume Museum, &more). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

Drive from Lamberts Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lamberts Bay in April: highs in Cape Town hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and then take an in-depth tour of Janine Iron and Washing Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nkonzo Wildlife Research and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Mossel Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mossel Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nature's Valley.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Nkonzo Wildlife Research ©
Nkonzo Wildlife Research
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Shark Diving

2
nights
Nature's Valley

Nature's Valley ©
Nature's Valley is a holiday resort and small village on the Garden Route along the southern Cape coast of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Natures Valley Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Storms River bridge, then make a trip to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nature's Valley trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Mossel Bay to Nature's Valley in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Nature's Valley can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Addo Elephant National Park on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Nature's Valley

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River bridge
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Natures Valley Beach ©
Natures Valley Beach
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

2
nights
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Addo Elephant National Park trip planner.

Drive from Nature's Valley to Addo Elephant National Park in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

1
night
Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet ©
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camdeboo National Park. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Camdeboo National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Graaff-Reinet travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Graaff-Reinet in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Parks Nature
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Camdeboo National Park ©
Camdeboo National Park

2
nights
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Felidae Centre and then examine the collection at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kimberley trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Graaff-Reinet to Kimberley by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre ©
Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre

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