6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
3
Knysna
Drive
4
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive
5
Colesberg
Drive
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Bloemfontein
— 1 night
Drive

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Cape Town — 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip tool.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Cape Town hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will leave for Oudtshoorn on the 15th (Mon).
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Oudtshoorn — 1 night

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.
You've now added Cango Caves to your itinerary.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Knysna.
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Knysna

Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Knysna online vacation maker.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Knysna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oudtshoorn in August since evenings lows in Knysna dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.
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Port Elizabeth — 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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth road trip planning website.

You can drive from Knysna to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colesberg.
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Colesberg

Colesberg is a town with 17,354 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, located on the main N1 road from Cape Town to Johannesburg.In a sheep-farming area spread over half-a-million hectares, greater Colesberg breeds many of the country's top merinos. To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colesberg online itinerary builder.

Drive from Port Elizabeth to Colesberg in 5 hours. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bloemfontein.
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Bloemfontein — 1 night

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J. R. R. Tolkien, Bloemfontein blends a variety of African and European cultures, creating an environment suited for both business and leisure.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bloemfontein holiday planner.

Drive from Colesberg to Bloemfontein in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bloemfontein can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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