26 days in South Africa Itinerary

26 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Alberton
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Colesberg
— 1 day
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Beaufort West
— 1 night
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Wilderness
— 1 night
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Robertson
— 1 night
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Tulbagh
— 4 nights
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Langebaan
— 1 night
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Darling
— 2 nights
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Pringle Bay
— 1 night
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Hermanus
— 2 nights
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Witsand
— 7 nights
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Jeffreys Bay
— 4 nights
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Alberton

Alberton is a city situated on the southern part of the East Rand of Gauteng Province in South Africa which celebrated its centenary year in 2005. Start your trip to Alberton by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Alberton. In December in Alberton, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Colesberg.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Colesberg — 1 day

Colesberg is a town with 17,354 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, located on the main N1 road from Cape Town to Johannesburg.In a sheep-farming area spread over half-a-million hectares, greater Colesberg breeds many of the country's top merinos. On the 15th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Colesberg-Kemper Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colesberg road trip planning app.

Getting from Alberton to Colesberg by car takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beaufort West.
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Beaufort West — 1 night

Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): experience rural life at Olive Grove Guest Farm and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beaufort West day trip site.

Traveling by car from Colesberg to Beaufort West takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.
Historic Sites
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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.
For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn journey website.

Traveling by car from Beaufort West to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Wilderness on the 17th (Thu).
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Wilderness — 1 night

On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
On the 17th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, and finally get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Wilderness trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Robertson.
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Robertson — 1 night

A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): experience rural life at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, learn about winemaking at Viljoensdrift, then sample the fine beverages at Klipdrift Distillery, and finally view the masterpieces at Robertson Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Robertson online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Robertson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tulbagh.
Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums
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Tulbagh — 4 nights

Tulbagh Winery has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saronsberg Wine Cellar and Old Town Tulbagh. Venture out of the city with trips to Riebeek Kasteel (Meerhof Wines & Riebeek Cellars) and The Baths (in Citrusdal).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tulbagh travel planner.

Getting from Robertson to Tulbagh by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Tulbagh sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Langebaan.
Wineries · Parks · Spas · Outdoors
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Langebaan — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Mykonos Casino, Darling Brew and Paternoster Beach. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Langebaan Lagoon and then try your luck at Mykonos Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Darling Brew and then kick back and relax at Paternoster Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Langebaan trip maker.

Drive from Tulbagh to Langebaan in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Darling.
Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Darling — 2 nights

Darling is a small town in a farming area on the west coast region of the Western Cape, about 75 km from Cape Town.By the beginning of the 18th century about 29 farmers lived in an area called Groenkloof and on one of these farms, Langfontein, Darling was founded in 1853. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): do a tasting at Ormonde Vineyard and then see the interesting displays at Darling Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yzerfontein's Main Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Darling trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Langebaan to Darling takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Darling can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Pringle Bay.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Pringle Bay — 1 night

Pringle Bay is a small coastal town of ca. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pringle Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pringle Bay trip maker app.

Getting from Darling to Pringle Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pringle Bay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hermanus.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by Funky Vibes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Dieux, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus attractions app.

You can drive from Pringle Bay to Hermanus in an hour. In December in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Witsand.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Witsand — 7 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail and Sijnn Winery.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Witsand online trip maker.

You can drive from Hermanus to Witsand in 3 hours. In December in Witsand, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Jeffreys Bay.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips
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Jeffreys Bay — 4 nights

Thanks to the proximity of top tourist spots, Jeffreys Bay vacations allow you to surf, fish, tag sharks, watch wildlife, ride horses along the beach, and experience the world's highest bungee jump all on the same day.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Papiesfontein Beach Horse Trails and Dolphin Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jeffreys Bay side-trips: Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree & Waterfall Trail) and Surf Camp South Africa (in Cape St Francis). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach and trek along Chokka Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeffreys Bay road trip website.

Traveling by car from Witsand to Jeffreys Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

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.