14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa attractions planner

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Upington
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Garies
— 1 night
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Langebaan
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
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Paarl
— 1 night
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Kimberley
— 1 night
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Bloemhof
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Upington

— 1 night
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. You've now added Augrabies Falls National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Upington trip planning website.

Rustenburg to Upington is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Rustenburg in January, you will find days in Upington are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Garies.

Things to do in Upington

Nature · Parks

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Garies

— 1 night
Garies is a small agricultural centre situated in South Africa's Northern Cape province about 110 km south of Springbok, the chief town of the Namaqualand district. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Garies trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Upington to Garies in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Langebaan.

Things to do in Garies

Shopping
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Langebaan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Langebaan Beach and then see the interesting displays at West Coast Fossil Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Langebaan trip maker tool.

You can drive from Garies to Langebaan in 4 hours. In January in Langebaan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Langebaan

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums · Parks

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Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum and Chapman's Peak Drive. South African Jewish Museum and Zeitz MOCAA will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: stroll through Platteklip Gorge, have unforgettable encounters with Pisces Divers, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

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

Traveling by car from Langebaan to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paarl.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Paarl

— 1 night

Pearl of the Winelands

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ashia, see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Red Hot Glass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paarl online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cape Town to Paarl in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Paarl sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Paarl

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Mossel Bay

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Diaz Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Janine Iron and Washing Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paarl to Mossel Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paarl in January: highs in Mossel Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums · Parks
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Knysna

— 2 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay and then hike along Drupkelders Hiking Trail. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Knysna road trip planning website.

Drive from Mossel Bay to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Knysna are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Kimberley

— 1 night

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 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole and then examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre and then look for gifts at William Humphreys Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kimberley online itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Knysna to Kimberley. When traveling from Knysna in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kimberley: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bloemhof.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Shopping
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Bloemhof

— 1 night
Bloemhof is an agricultural town of about 28,000 inhabitants situated on the banks of the Vaal River in North West Province of South Africa.HistoryIt was founded in August 1864 when diamonds were discovered in the area. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll through Sandveld Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bloemhof trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kimberley to Bloemhof by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bloemhof

Wildlife · Parks
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South Africa travel guide

4.3
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.

Saldanha Bay Municipality travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Nature & Parks