8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
West Coast National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Bredasdorp
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Graaff-Reinet
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  9​h
4
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

1
day
West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park ©
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the West Coast National Park driving holiday planner.

Cape Town to West Coast National Park is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. October in West Coast National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bredasdorp.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

!Khwa ttu
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West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu

2
nights
Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp ©
Bredasdorp is a town in the Southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa, and the main economic and service hub of that region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): trek along De Hoop Nature Reserve and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Waenhuiskrans Caves.

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

You can drive from West Coast National Park to Bredasdorp in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bredasdorp can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Bredasdorp

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas, Waenhuiskrans Caves, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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De Hoop Nature Reserve ©
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Waenhuiskrans Caves ©
Waenhuiskrans Caves
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

1
day
Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet ©
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.
On the 16th (Wed), make a trip to Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation, and then see the interesting displays at The Reinet House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet journey builder tool .

You can drive from Bredasdorp to Graaff-Reinet in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Valley of Desolation ©
Valley of Desolation
Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk ©
Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wonder View and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Graskop (Panorama Route, Pilgrims Rest, & more), Bourkes' Luck Potholes (in Moremela) and Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Three Roundavels, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, and enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Graaff-Reinet to Hoedspruit takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In October in Hoedspruit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Graskop, Mpumalanga, Elephant Whispers, Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Wonder View ©
Wonder View
Three Roundavels ©
Three Roundavels

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