56 days in South Africa Itinerary

56 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Upington
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Benoni
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Pretoria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 30 min
8
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Hazyview
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Sodwana
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
St Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Durban
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Himeville
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
14
Underberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Isandlwana
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
16
Winterton
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
17
Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
18
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
19
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
20
Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
21
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
22
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
25
Matjiesfontein
— 1 night
Drive:  14 h
26
Pilgrim's Rest
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
27
UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
End: Stellenbosch

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes West Coast Fossil Park, !Khwa ttu, Table Mountain National Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at West Coast Fossil Park, steep yourself in history at Iziko Slave Lodge, examine the collection at !Khwa ttu, thenhead off the coast to Robben Island Museum, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia. On your second day here, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, thenexamine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dorp Street.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Upington.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Franschhoek, West Coast Fossil Park, Dorp Street, !Khwa ttu, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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Upington

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Upington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Town to Upington. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in October: highs in Upington hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Benoni.

Things to do in Upington

Parks Wildlife
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ©
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

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Benoni

Benoni ©
You've now added Tamboville Cemetery to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Tamboville Cemetery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marievale Bird Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Benoni online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Upington to Benoni. Traveling from Upington in October, you will find days in Benoni are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Benoni

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Marievale Bird Sanctuary
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Marievale Bird Sanctuary ©
Marievale Bird Sanctuary
Spas

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Credo Mutwa Cultural Village as well as Mandela House. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then pause for some serene contemplation at Regina Mundi. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Standard Bank Gallery, thensteep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, thenexamine the collection at Liliesleaf, and finally head outdoors with Greenstone Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planning website.

Getting from Benoni to Johannesburg by car takes about an hour. In October in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Liliesleaf, Greenstone Mall
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site ©
Kromdraai Gold Mine has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Lesidi Cultural Village. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Kromdraai Gold Mine, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Sterkfontein Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site road trip app.

Traveling by car from Johannesburg to Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site takes 1.5 hours. In October in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Lesidi Cultural Village
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave
The Cradle of Humankind ©
The Cradle of Humankind
Kromdraai Gold Mine ©
Kromdraai Gold Mine

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Pretoria

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Tswaing Meteor Crater. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the activities along The Tswaing Meteor Crater, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Hua Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Faerie Glen Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pretoria driving holiday site.

You can drive from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site to Pretoria in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in October, plan for little chillier days in Pretoria, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Nan Hua Temple, The Tswaing Meteor Crater
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Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Nan Hua Temple ©
Nan Hua Temple
Faerie Glen Nature Reserve ©
Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Lonely Bull Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Masorini Archaeological Site, thenstroll through Olifants Wilderness Trail, thentrek along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail, and finally get great views at Nkumbe View Site.

Plan a trip to Kruger National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Fly from Pretoria to Kruger National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Pretoria, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Kruger National Park, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Olifants Wilderness Trail ©
Olifants Wilderness Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Escape the urban bustle at Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Siyafunda Conservation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amarula Lapa and iNyoka Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Qualito Craft Distillery in Phalaborwa (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To plan Hoedspruit vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Phalaborwa
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Tshukudu Game Lodge ©
Tshukudu Game Lodge

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Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve as well as Matsamo Cultural Village. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Matsamo Cultural Village, stroll through Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Elephant Sanctuary, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Whispers, and finally contemplate the long history of Shangana Cultural Village. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques & Artifacts, stop by Shautany Chocolatiers, thenlearn about winemaking at Rottcher Wineries, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at South African National Parks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip planner.

Drive from Hoedspruit to Hazyview in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hoedspruit in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hazyview: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sodwana.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

White River, Matsamo Cultural Village, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
The Elephant Sanctuary ©
The Elephant Sanctuary

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Sodwana

Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Tembe National Elephant Park. Explore hidden gems such as Kosi Bay Nature Reserve and Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Sodwana to Maputaland Coastal Forest Reserve to see Ndumo Game Reserve about 1h 25 min away.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sodwana day trip site.

You can drive from Hazyview to Sodwana in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You will leave for St Lucia on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Sodwana

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve, Tembe National Elephant Park, Rocktail Bay, Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, Ndumo Game Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve ©
Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve
Ndumo Game Reserve ©
Ndumo Game Reserve

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St Lucia

The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bhangazi Horse Safaris and then enjoy the sand and surf at St Lucia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): browse the different shops at Mtuba Mall, steep yourself in history at Veyane Cultural Village, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our St Lucia online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sodwana to St Lucia takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durban.

Things to do in St Lucia

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mtuba Mall
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Bhangazi Horse Safaris ©
Bhangazi Horse Safaris
Veyane Cultural Village ©
Veyane Cultural Village

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Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Valley of a 1000 Hills, Nelson Mandela Capture Site, The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, and other attractions. On the 30th (Fri), admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, see the interesting displays at Nelson Mandela Capture Site, appreciate the views at The Valley of a 1000 Hills, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Emmanual Cathedral, thenbet on a winner at Giba Gorge Horse Trails, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple. On the next day, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then play a few rounds at Zimbali Golf Course.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Lucia to Durban in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Durban are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Himeville.

Things to do in Durban

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nelson Mandela Capture Site
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple ©
Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple
Nelson Mandela Capture Site ©
Nelson Mandela Capture Site
The Valley of a 1000 Hills ©
The Valley of a 1000 Hills

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Himeville

Himeville ©
Himeville is a small village/town situated in the foothills of the picturesque Southern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, approx 130 km from Pietermaritzburg. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Himeville Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cobham Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Himeville holiday tool.

You can drive from Durban to Himeville in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Underberg.

Things to do in Himeville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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The Himeville Museum ©
The Himeville Museum

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Underberg

Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): pick up some local products at Pucketty Farm, stop by Underberg Cheesery, thentake in the exciting artwork at Underberg Studio, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Underberg trip planner.

Underberg is just a short distance from Himeville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Isandlwana.

Things to do in Underberg

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Off-Road Tours
Spas
Underberg Studio ©
Underberg Studio

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Isandlwana

Isandlwana ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blood River Battlefield as well as Isandlwana Battlefield. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Blood River Battlefield, thensteep yourself in history at Fugitive's Drift, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Isandlwana Battlefield, and finally steep yourself in history at Rorke's Drift.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Isandlwana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Underberg to Isandlwana takes 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Winterton.

Things to do in Isandlwana

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rorke's Drift, Blood River Battlefield
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Isandlwana Battlefield ©
Isandlwana Battlefield
Rorke's Drift ©
Rorke's Drift
Fugitive's Drift ©
Fugitive's Drift

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Winterton

Winterton ©
Winterton is a small town situated on the banks of the Tugela River in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): do a tasting at Cathedral Peak Wine Estate, thentake an in-depth tour of Negosie Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drakensberg Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Spioenkop Nature Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Winterton trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Isandlwana to Winterton in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Winterton

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Drakensberg Brewery
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Spioenkop Nature Reserve ©
Spioenkop Nature Reserve
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate ©
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate
Negosie Museum ©
Negosie Museum

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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Big Hole as well as Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, thenstroll through Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery on Leviseur.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Winterton to Bloemfontein takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Big Hole
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Highlights from your plan
Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve ©
Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve

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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): walk around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre.

To plan Addo Elephant National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Bloemfontein to Addo Elephant National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Bloemfontein, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Addo Elephant National Park, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Wildlife
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Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

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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.
On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then examine the collection at Volkswagen AutoPavillion, South Africa. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at SANCCOB, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at King's Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Addo Elephant National Park to Port Elizabeth takes 1.5 hours. November in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve ©
SANCCOB ©
SANCCOB

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Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve

Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
On the 11th (Wed), hike along Sewefontein Wild Fig Tree Forest.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dutch Reformed Church and Bitou Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Dolphin Trail and Suspension Bridge. And it doesn't end there: trek along Otter Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail, and don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsitsikamma National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Dutch Reformed Church
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

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Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cango Caves, Knysna Heads and Garden Route National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Plett Puzzle Park and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, tee off at Plettenberg Bay Country Club, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

Plan a Plettenberg Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Plettenberg Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Cango Caves
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
On the 18th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Agulhas travel planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In November in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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Stellenbosch

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 19th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Van Ryn's Distillery, thenlearn about winemaking at Villiera Wines, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Remhoogte Wine Estate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dutch Reform Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stellenbosch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Stellenbosch takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matjiesfontein.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Remhoogte Wine Estate ©
Remhoogte Wine Estate
Dutch Reform Church ©
Dutch Reform Church
Villiera Wines ©
Villiera Wines

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Matjiesfontein

Matjiesfontein
To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Matjiesfontein trip planner.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Matjiesfontein in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Pilgrim's Rest on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Matjiesfontein

Museums
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Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrim's Rest ©
Pilgrim’s Rest is a small town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. Visiting Three Roundavels and Berlin Falls will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Echo Caves and God's Window. The adventure continues: stop by Ponieskrantz.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pilgrim's Rest trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Matjiesfontein to Pilgrim's Rest takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

Things to do in Pilgrim's Rest

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Mpumalanga, Echo Caves
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Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels
Berlin Falls ©
Berlin Falls
Echo Caves ©
Echo Caves

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UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamberg Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maloti Drakensberg Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highmoor Nature Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pilgrim's Rest to UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park. You will leave for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in UKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Maloti Drakensberg Park ©
Maloti Drakensberg Park
Kamberg Nature Reserve ©
Kamberg Nature Reserve
Highmoor Nature Reserve ©
Highmoor Nature Reserve

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