22 days in South Africa & Maseru Itinerary

22 days in South Africa & Maseru Itinerary

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Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Pretoria
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Pretoria, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
Drive
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Knysna, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Drive
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Riversdale, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Swellendam, South Africa
Drive
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Robertson, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Hermanus, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lamberts Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
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Pretoria, South Africa

— 2 nights
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): ride a horse along Horseback Africa and then try your luck at Montecasino.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Pretoria road trip website.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Pretoria is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ljubljana in March, you will find days in Pretoria are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Maseru.

Things to do in Pretoria

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Trails

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Maseru, Lesotho

— 1 night
Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): browse the exhibits of National Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains, then see human ingenuity at work at Katse Dam, and finally steep yourself in history at Thaba-Bosiu National Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Maseru trip builder app.

Fly from Pretoria to Maseru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pretoria in March, Maseru is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

— 1 night
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, stroll through Valley of Desolation, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James the Great Anglican Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Hester Rupert Art Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Graaff-Reinet travel planner.

Traveling by car from Maseru to Graaff-Reinet takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

— 1 night

Windy City

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.
On the 29th (Mon), stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Port Elizabeth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

— 1 night
Thanks to the proximity of top tourist spots, Jeffreys Bay vacations allow you to surf, fish, tag sharks, watch wildlife, ride horses along the beach, and experience the world's highest bungee jump all on the same day.
On the 29th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewhaha Craft Brewery.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jeffreys Bay trip planner.

Drive from Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Saint Francis Bay.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Breweries & Distilleries
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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Surf Camp South Africa and then kick back and relax at Seal Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Francis Bay day trip tool.

Saint Francis Bay is just a short distance from Jeffreys Bay. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 2 nights
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.
On the 31st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay road trip planning app.

You can drive from Saint Francis Bay to Plettenberg Bay in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks
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Knysna, South Africa

— 1 night
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip planner.

Knysna is just a short distance from Plettenberg Bay. In April in Knysna, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Knysna in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Nature · Parks
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Mossel Bay, South Africa

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mossel Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Riversdale.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

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Riversdale, South Africa

— 1 night
To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Riversdale trip planning site.

You can drive from Mossel Bay to Riversdale in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Riversdale

Museums
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Swellendam, South Africa

Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): play a few rounds at Swellendam Golf Course and then take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Swellendam road trip planning site.

Getting from Riversdale to Swellendam by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Swellendam sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Swellendam

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Shopping
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Robertson, South Africa

— 1 night
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Springfield Estate Winery and then do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Robertson trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Swellendam to Robertson in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Robertson can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries
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Hermanus, South Africa

— 1 night
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Robertson to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Hermanus are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Nightlife
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Recycled Flip Flop Sculptures Studio, then admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online trip builder.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Lamberts Bay, South Africa

— 1 night
To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lamberts Bay online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Lamberts Bay takes 3 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lamberts Bay: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · 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.