15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa planner

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Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to West Coast National Park
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West Coast National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Sutherland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yzerfontein
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Helena Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lamberts Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Springbok
— 3 nights
Drive to Upington, Fly to Johannesburg

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West Coast National Park

— 1 day
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Coast National Park trip planner.

Johannesburg to West Coast National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, daily temperatures in West Coast National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Sutherland

— 3 nights
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Change things up with a short trip to Tankwa Karoo National Park in Calvinia (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Southern Africa Large Telescope, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sutherland NG Kerk, and relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sutherland journey maker website.

Drive from West Coast National Park to Sutherland in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yzerfontein.

Things to do in Sutherland

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Yzerfontein

— 3 nights
Yzerfontein is known for museums, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at !Khwa ttu, kick back and relax at Yzerfontein's Main Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Darling Brew, and stop by Darling Olives.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yzerfontein road trip site.

Getting from Sutherland to Yzerfontein by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Yzerfontein can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena Bay.

Things to do in Yzerfontein

Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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St. Helena Bay

— 3 nights
Take a break from St. Helena Bay with a short trip to West Coast Fossil Park in Vredenburg, about 36 minutes away.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yzerfontein to St. Helena Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in St. Helena Bay, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in St. Helena Bay

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lamberts Bay

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Sandveld Museum and then stroll through Bird Island Nature Reserve. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Teubes Family Wine Cellar and then learn about winemaking at Klawer Cellars.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lamberts Bay day trip tool.

You can drive from St. Helena Bay to Lamberts Bay in 2 hours. Traveling from St. Helena Bay in December, expect nights in Lamberts Bay to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Springbok

— 3 nights
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Step out of Springbok with an excursion to Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop in Garies--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Namaqua National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goegap Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Springbok vacation maker.

You can drive from Lamberts Bay to Springbok in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Springbok

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

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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.