14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Sao Paulo
Fly:  17​h
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Sao Paulo

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Signal Hill as well as Table Mountain National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Cape Town is 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, plan for little chillier nights in Cape Town, with lows around 20°C. You will leave for Gansbaai on the 4th (Thu).

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
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Boulders Beach

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Gansbaai

Gansbaai
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
For ratings and tourist information, read our Gansbaai tour planning app .

You can drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Gansbaai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 5th (Fri), you're off toMossel Bay.

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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Shark Lab, enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Santos beach.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Gansbaai to Mossel Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

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Santos beach ©
Santos beach
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse ©
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse
The Shark Lab ©
The Shark Lab

2
days
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harkerville Saturday Village Market and Old Nick Village. Escape the urban bustle at Birds of Eden and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Dutch Reformed Church (in Kareedouw). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, savor the flavors at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, look for gifts at La Carla Mask Atelier, and steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stellenbosch to Plettenberg Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
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Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Jeffreys Bay by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Jeffreys Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Addo Elephant National Park on the 8th (Mon).

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2
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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Anglican Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Shamrock Chapel. On your second day here, stroll through Addo Elephant National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Addo Elephant National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Jeffreys Bay to Addo Elephant National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Port Elizabeth.

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Addo Elephant National Park ©
Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve and then try your luck at The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth road trip tool .

You can drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Port Elizabeth in 1.5 hours. In January in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Stellenbosch.

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Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
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 Waterford Estate, Warwick Wine Estate and Tokara. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Waterford Estate, then look for gifts at Annandale Wine Estate, and then learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Tokara and then do a tasting at Warwick Wine Estate.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Stellenbosch online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Port Elizabeth to Stellenbosch takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Warwick Wine Estate ©
Warwick Wine Estate
Spier Wine Farm ©
Spier Wine Farm

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