11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth International Airport, Drive to Addo Elephant National Park
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Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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East London
— 1 night
Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Port Shepstone
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Port Shepstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durban
— 4 nights
Fly to Port Elizabeth, Bus to Port Alfred
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Port Alfred
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilderness
— 1 night
Drive

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Addo Elephant National Park

— 1 night
On the 5th (Mon), stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Jah Drums and then stroll through Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Addo Elephant National Park trip itinerary planner.

Bredasdorp to Addo Elephant National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to East London.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

East London

— 1 night
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our East London itinerary planner.

Getting from Addo Elephant National Park to East London by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in East London, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Port Shepstone on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in East London

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

Port Shepstone

— 2 nights
Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Beaver Creek Coffee Farm and then make a splash at Wild Waves Water Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Shepstone travel route planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from East London to Port Shepstone. July in Port Shepstone sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Port Shepstone

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Durban

— 4 nights

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Durban side-trips: Nelson Mandela Capture Site (in Howick) and Tala Private Game Reserve (in Pietermaritzburg). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at Moi Thai Spa, examine the collection at Phansi Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Durban Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Durban online itinerary builder.

Drive from Port Shepstone to Durban in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Durban are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Alfred.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Port Alfred

— 1 night
Port Alfred is a small town with a population of just under 26,000 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the history behind The Big Pineapple, then explore the activities along Kowie River, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mosaic Studio.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Alfred tour planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Durban to Port Alfred in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Port Alfred

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Wilderness

— 1 night
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, and then get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at The Pearl Shop and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wilderness Lagoon.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilderness online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Alfred to Wilderness takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Wilderness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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.