11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa attractions planner
Make it your trip
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Johannesburg
— 1 day
Fly
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive
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Swellendam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Fly

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Johannesburg — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Time Anchor Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. March in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kruger National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Kruger National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park. On the next day, trek along Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Cape Town — 5 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town vacation builder.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Swellendam.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Swellendam — 2 nights

Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
On the 19th (Sat), do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers and then cruise along R 62 nel Klein Karoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the galleries of Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, then look for gifts at Chocolat Etc., and finally admire the striking features of Barrydale Dutch Reformed Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swellendam online vacation planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Swellendam in 2.5 hours. March in Swellendam sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Oudtshoorn — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch.

Discover how to plan a Oudtshoorn trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Swellendam in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

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.