19 days in South Africa Itinerary

19 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Manchester
Fly:  17 h
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cape Agulhas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Manchester

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Manchester, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Cape Town. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect nights in Cape Town to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
nights
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
You've now added Cape Agulhas Lighthouse to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): do a tasting at Strandveld Vineyards, thenHead underground at Waenhuiskrans Caves, and then explore the activities along Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 3 hours. November in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arniston, Strandveld Vineyards
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Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve ©
Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

2
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
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 29th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Timberlake Organic Village and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilderness National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, and then take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wilderness itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Wilderness in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Beaches
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Dolphin Point Lookout ©
Dolphin Point Lookout

2
nights
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre and then walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Jah Drums.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Addo Elephant National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Wilderness to Addo Elephant National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. November in Addo Elephant National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Jah Drums
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Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre
Jah Drums ©
Jah Drums

5
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Change things up with a short trip to Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Emperors Palace, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Johannesburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Addo Elephant National Park to Johannesburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Addo Elephant National Park in December: highs in Johannesburg hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Emperors Palace, Voortrekker Monument
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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