12 days in Johannesburg & Western Cape Itinerary

12 days in Johannesburg & Western Cape Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights

3
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Change things up with a short trip to National Library of South Africa in Pretoria (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, explore and take pictures at Walter Sisulu Square, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct.

To find out how to plan a trip to Johannesburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. In June, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, National Library of South Africa, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, stroll through Birds of Eden, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and finally explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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 7th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

Plan trip to Oudtshoorn with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

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

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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