10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Clifton Beaches and Fish Hoek Beach. And it doesn't end there: trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Cape Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Gaborone in October, with highs in Cape Town at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Fri), cruise along Swartberg Pass and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn day trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Plettenberg Bay

— 2 nights
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 16th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, then trek along Waterfall Trail, and finally trek along Otter Trail. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay holiday planning site.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Kruger National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): hike along Bushmans Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kruger National Park online trip builder.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.