11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 15 min
5
Sun City
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
6
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, thentour 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 Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
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.
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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. 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 Wildlife Outdoors
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

1
night
Plettenberg Bay

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, thenstroll 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

Wildlife Parks
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

1
night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
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

Wildlife Parks
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

1
night
Sun City

Sun City ©
Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. 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

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Pilanesberg National Park ©
Pilanesberg National Park

2
nights
Kruger National Park

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.
On the 8th (Tue), trek along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bushmans Trail, thenstroll around Nkuhlu Picnic Site, thenget great views at Nkumbe View Site, and finally explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sun City to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Sun City in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

2
nights
Durban

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, thenexamine the collection at Phansi Museum, thenadmire 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 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and 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

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Makiwa Gallery
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Shark Diving
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens
Phansi Museum ©
Phansi Museum

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