11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa vacation builder

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Kimberley
— 1 day
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Hopetown
— 1 night
Drive
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Sutherland
— 1 day
Drive
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Clanwilliam
— 2 nights
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Elands Bay
— 1 night
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Stellenbosch
— 5 nights
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Kimberley

— 1 day

City that Sparkles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kimberley road trip app.

Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Hopetown.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums
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Hopetown

— 1 night
Hopetown is a town which lies at the edge of the Great Karoo in South Africa's Northern Cape province. On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hopetown trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Hopetown takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sutherland.
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Sutherland

— 1 day
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look and learn at Sutherland Planetarium and then see the sky in a new way at Southern Africa Large Telescope.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sutherland trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Hopetown to Sutherland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Clanwilliam.

Things to do in Sutherland

Childrens Museums · Museums
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Clanwilliam

— 2 nights
Clanwilliam is a town in the Olifants River valley in the Western Cape, South Africa, about north of Cape Town. On the 10th (Sun), stroll through Cederberg Wilderness Area and then hike along Sevilla Rock Art Trail. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Pakhuis Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Clanwilliam day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sutherland to Clanwilliam takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Elands Bay.

Things to do in Clanwilliam

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Elands Bay

— 1 night
Elands Bay is a town in South Africa, situated in the Western Cape Province, on the Atlantic Ocean, at. Make your Elands Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Clanwilliam to Elands Bay takes an hour. October in Elands Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Elands Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Stellenbosch

— 5 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stellenbosch: Afrikaans Language Monument (in Paarl) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach, Funky Vibes, &more). Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate, relax in the rural setting at Boschendal Wine Estate, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Van Ryn's Distillery, and examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stellenbosch day trip tool.

Getting from Elands Bay to Stellenbosch by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Elands Bay in October, plan for little chillier days in Stellenbosch, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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South Africa travel guide

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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.