20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Franschhoek
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Montagu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hermanus
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Rome

2
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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online tour itinerary builder .

Rome, Italy to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Cape Town is somewhat warmer than Rome - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

2
nights
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, do a tasting at Waterford Estate, then stroll around Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and finally learn about winemaking at Iona Wine Farm.

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Traveling by car from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Wineries Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Iona Wine Farm
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate

3
nights
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by DV Artisan Chocolate, then steep yourself in history at Boschendal Wine Estate, and then admire all the interesting features of Franschhoek Pass. On the next day, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, then learn about winemaking at Lynx Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at La Motte Wine Estate.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Franschhoek trip itinerary planning app .

Franschhoek is just a stone's throw from Stellenbosch. November in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montagu.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Paarl
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Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Lynx Wine Estate ©
Lynx Wine Estate

2
nights
Montagu

Montagu ©
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through De Hoop Nature Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, and then view the masterpieces at IBIS Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Montagu route planner .

Getting from Nelspruit to Montagu by car takes about 16 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Montagu when traveling from Nelspruit in December, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montagu

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Marbrin Olive Growers, Drostdy Museum, De Hoop Nature Reserve
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve ©
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

3
nights
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hermanus online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Montagu to Hermanus in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Shark Diving
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

2
nights
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 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve. On your second day here, stroll through Kragga Kamma Game Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

3
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, cruise along Swartberg Pass, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Oudtshoorn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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