17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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George
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
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Arniston
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
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Hermanus
— 2 nights
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Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Johannesburg — 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg journey planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Johannesburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Johannesburg is minus 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from George Town in July; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to George.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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George

Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church and then view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our George travel website.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to George takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in George sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Mossel Bay.
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Mossel Bay — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Point of Human Origins as well as Santos Beach. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour in harmony with nature at Point of Human Origins and then examine the collection at Janine Iron and Washing Museum.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay tour planning site.

Traveling by car from George to Mossel Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mossel Bay when traveling from George in July, with lows around 12°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arniston.
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Arniston

Arniston is a small seaside settlement in the Overberg region on the Cape South coast, close to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. Your day by day itinerary now includes Waenhuiskrans Caves. On the 8th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Waenhuiskrans Caves.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arniston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Arniston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mossel Bay in July, Arniston is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cape Agulhas.
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Cape Agulhas — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, Shipwreck Museum and Cape Agulhas Lighthouse. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas trip planner.

You can drive from Arniston to Cape Agulhas in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Agulhas can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hermanus.
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Hermanus — 2 nights

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dyer Island Cruises, Heaven and Earth Trails, Old Harbour Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market, browse the exhibits of Originals Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Gearing's Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with Dyer Island Cruises, then tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Old Harbour Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hermanus trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stellenbosch.
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Stellenbosch — 2 nights

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Stellenbosch Village Museum, Rupert Museum and Rustenberg Wines. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Rust en Vrede Tasting Room and then get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum.

Before you visit Stellenbosch, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Hermanus to Stellenbosch in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 4 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Bo-kaap, Foxy Beach, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heart of Cape Town Museum and Robben Island Museum. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip site.

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kruger National Park.
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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.
For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kruger National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kruger National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Johannesburg.
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Johannesburg — 1 night

Lesedi Cultural Village has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Lesedi Cultural Village.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip planning site.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kruger National Park in July, things will get little chillier in Johannesburg: highs are around 22°C and lows about 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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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