14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa tour itinerary planner

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
— 1 night
Drive
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Pilanesberg National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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George
Drive
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Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
Drive
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive
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Franschhoek
— 1 night
Fly

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Johannesburg

— 1 night

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mandela House and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg online itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In January, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with Soweto & Other Townships - Daily tours through the eyes of a photojournalist.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Johannesburg to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pilanesberg National Park.

Things to do in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Pilanesberg National Park

— 2 nights
You've now added Mankwe GAMETRACKERS to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): soar above the sights with Mankwe GAMETRACKERS.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pilanesberg National Park trip tool.

Drive from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site to Pilanesberg National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in January, you will find days in Pilanesberg National Park are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel to George.

Things to do in Pilanesberg National Park

Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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George

Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the George trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pilanesberg National Park to George. Traveling from Pilanesberg National Park in January, expect George to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 18°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Knysna.

Things to do in George

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Knysna Houseboats - Day Charters as well as Knysna Elephant Park. Escape the urban bustle at Radical Raptors and Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Knysna trip planner.

Getting from George to Knysna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 1 night
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Plan trip to Tsitsikamma National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Oudtshoorn on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Oudtshoorn

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Safari Ostrich Show Farm as well as Cango Caves. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): Head underground at Cango Caves and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Oudtshoorn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Two Oceans Aquarium, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Twelve Apostles. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and !Khwa ttu. There's more to do: cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Stellenbosch on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Stellenbosch

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Slow Market Stellenbosch as well as Delaire Graff Estate. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Delaire Graff Estate, then stroll through Pringle Bay Beach, and then look for gifts at Slow Market Stellenbosch.

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Drive from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Stellenbosch sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:

Franschhoek

— 1 night

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
You've now added Franschhoek Wine Tram to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at Franschhoek Wine Tram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese and then do a tasting at Spice Route Destination.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Franschhoek trip planning tool.

Franschhoek is just a short distance from Stellenbosch. In January, daily temperatures in Franschhoek can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

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.