55 days in South Africa Itinerary

55 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Potchefstroom
— 11 nights
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Kimberley
— 7 nights
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Bloemfontein
— 7 nights
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Cape Town
— 29 nights

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Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom
Potchefstroom is an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa. To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Potchefstroom trip planner.

Pretoria to Potchefstroom is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Pretoria in January, you will find days in Potchefstroom are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). You'll set off for Kimberley on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Potchefstroom

Wildlife · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
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Kimberley

Kimberley ©

City that Sparkles

As the heart of the Northern Cape's "Diamond Fields"--the region where the glittering jewels were discovered in the 1870s--Kimberley has evolved from a simple mining encampment to a thriving city rich in history and heritage.
Step out of Kimberley to go to Hopetown and see Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Felidae Centre, examine the collection at Kimberley Mine Museum, and view the masterpieces at William Humphreys Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimberley trip planner.

Drive from Potchefstroom to Kimberley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January in Kimberley, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Bloemfontein on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
William Humphreys Art Gallery ©
William Humphreys Art Gallery

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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Explore Bloemfontein's surroundings by going to Gariep Dam Nature Reserve (in Gariep Dam), Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camp (in Bethulie) and Winburg Voortrekker Monument (in Winburg). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, stroll through Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve, see the interesting displays at The National Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Naval Hill Planetarium.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bloemfontein travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Bloemfontein takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Bloemfontein are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
The National Museum ©
The National Museum

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (Oldenburg Vineyards, Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards, &more), Suider Paarl (Laborie & Cape Brewing Company) and Franschhoek (Stony Brook Vineyards, First South African Perfume Museum, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, stop by Abseil Africa, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town road trip website.

You can drive from Bloemfontein to Cape Town in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloemfontein in January, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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