11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa attractions planner

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Kimberley
— 1 day
Drive
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Hopetown
— 1 night
Drive
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Sutherland
— 1 day
Drive
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Clanwilliam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Elands Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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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 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole and then see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimberley travel planner.

Johannesburg to Kimberley is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kimberley, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hopetown.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Hopetown

— 1 night
Hopetown is a town which lies at the edge of the Great Karoo in South Africa's Northern Cape province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Hopetown trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kimberley to Hopetown in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sutherland.
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Sutherland

— 1 day
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 22nd (Wed), look and learn at Sutherland Planetarium and then look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope.

Discover how to plan a Sutherland trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hopetown to Sutherland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Clanwilliam.

Things to do in Sutherland

Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cederberg Wilderness Area and then stroll through Sevilla Rock Art Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Pakhuis Pass.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Clanwilliam online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sutherland to Clanwilliam takes 4 hours. In September in Clanwilliam, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Elands Bay.

Things to do in Clanwilliam

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Elands Bay

— 1 night
Elands Bay is a town in South Africa, situated in the Western Cape Province, on the Atlantic Ocean, at. For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Elands Bay online travel planner.

You can drive from Clanwilliam to Elands Bay in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Elands Bay can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Elands Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stellenbosch: Afrikaans Language Monument (in Paarl) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach, Funky Vibes, &more). Dedicate the 26th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, experience rural life 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 where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stellenbosch travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Elands Bay to Stellenbosch by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Elands Bay in September, plan for slightly colder days in Stellenbosch, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

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.