12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

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Cape Town
— 9 nights
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Kimberley
— 2 nights
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Cape Town

— 9 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, trek along Platteklip Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Town itinerary maker site.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kimberley.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Kimberley

— 2 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mokala National Park and Felidae Centre. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, see the interesting displays at McGregor Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimberley driving holiday tool.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Kimberley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.

Northern Cape travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Nature & Parks
Highlights from a Northern Cape itinerary include rock climbing among the mountains and learning about the region's diamond-mining history. See a former excavation site--now filled with water--that claims to be the world's largest hole excavated by hand. Although partially covered in desert, the region blooms in spring, when the spectacle of vast fields of flowers generates an influx of tourism to the Northern Cape, the largest and most sparsely populated region of South Africa.