9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
1
Durban
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Richards Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Kimberley
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cape Town
— 2 nights
5
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
East London
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Mthatha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Durban

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at West Street Mosque.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Durban tour itinerary planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Durban. In February, daytime highs in Durban are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Richards Bay.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
West Street Mosque ©
West Street Mosque

1
night
Richards Bay

Richards Bay
Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head off the coast to Pelican Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kosi Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Richards Bay trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Durban to Richards Bay in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Richards Bay

Nature Parks
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Kimberley

Kimberley ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kimberley Mine Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole Kimberley, then browse the exhibits of William Humphreys Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Duggan Cronin Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimberley road trip app .

Getting from Richards Bay to Kimberley by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. In February in Kimberley, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums Shopping
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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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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, then take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kimberley to Cape Town. Traveling from Kimberley in February, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
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 2nd (Sat): trek along St. Blaize Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santos Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay trip maker site .

You can fly from Cape Town to Mossel Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Mossel Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach

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Port Elizabeth

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 3rd (Sun), stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Elizabeth can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to East London.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

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East London

East London ©
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. On the 4th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at The Venom Pit Snake Park, take in the exciting artwork at Ann Bryant Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nahoon Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the East London travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to East London in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mthatha.

Things to do in East London

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Venom Pit Snake Park ©
The Venom Pit Snake Park
Ann Bryant Art Gallery ©
Ann Bryant Art Gallery

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night
Mthatha

Mthatha ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Nelson Mandela Museum and then stroll through Hluleka Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mthatha route website .

Traveling by car from East London to Mthatha takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mthatha can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mthatha

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hluleka Nature Reserve ©
Hluleka Nature Reserve
Nelson Mandela Museum ©
Nelson Mandela Museum

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