15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  18​h
1
Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Vienna

1
night
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by Chocolat Etc., take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, then relax in the rural setting at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, and finally do a tasting at Viljoensdrift Wine Farm. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bontebok National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Swellendam day trip website .

Vienna, Austria to Swellendam is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Swellendam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in February, things will get much warmer in Swellendam: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Swellendam

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Robertson
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Viljoensdrift Wine Farm ©
Viljoensdrift Wine Farm

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
On the 11th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agulhas National Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cape Agulhas tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Swellendam to Cape Agulhas in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Agulhas National Park
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Agulhas National Park ©
Agulhas National Park

5
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Oneiric Wines (in Elgin), Gansbaai (African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary & Shark Diving) and Stanford (Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary & Phillipskop Mountain Reserve). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Creation, kick back and relax at Grotto Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus trip planner .

Drive from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hermanus are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanford, Gansbaai, Betty's Bay, Oneiric Wines
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Shark Diving
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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