51 days in South Africa Itinerary

51 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Drive
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Potchefstroom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kroonstad
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kimberley
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bloemfontein
— 5 nights
Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Tankwa Karoo National Park
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Tankwa Karoo National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 29 nights

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5
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Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom is an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Potchefstroom: Mountain Sanctuary Park (in Magaliesburg), Rustenburg (Akwaaba Predator Park & Kgaswane Nature Reserve) and Parys (Vredefort Dome, Skydive Parys, &more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Royal Tree Spa, don't miss a visit to Mariaan Kotze Gallery and Art Studio, and buy something for everyone on your list at MooiRivier Mall.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Potchefstroom tour planning app.

Pretoria to Potchefstroom is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Pretoria in January, expect nights in Potchefstroom to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kroonstad.

Things to do in Potchefstroom

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Mountain Sanctuary Park ©
Biking Trail
Mountain Sanctuary Park
3.5
Vredefort Dome ©
World heritage site
Vredefort Dome
3.7
Skydive Parys ©
Skydiving
Skydive Parys
4.7

3
nights
Kroonstad

Kroonstad is the third-largest city of the Free State province of South Africa and lies two hours drive from Gauteng.Kroonstad was established in 1855 by the Irish pioneer Joseph Orpen, and was the first city founded after the independence of the Orange Free State. Get out of town with these interesting Kroonstad side-trips: Jenlees Country Shop and Bistro (in Fouriesburg), Willem Pretorius Game Reserve (in Venterburg) and Bethlehem (Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary & HuskyRomi). It doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Boer War Concentration Camp Cemetery and stroll through Boskoppie Lion Farm & Private Game Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kroonstad attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Potchefstroom to Kroonstad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Potchefstroom in January: highs in Kroonstad hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Kroonstad

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Jenlees Country Shop and Bistro ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Jenlees Country Shop and Bistro
4.6

6
nights
Kimberley

City that Sparkles

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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield, view the masterpieces at William Humphreys Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at McGregor Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kimberley travel site.

You can drive from Kroonstad to Kimberley in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Kroonstad in January, expect nights in Kimberley to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kimberley Mine Museum
4.5
The Big Hole ©
History Museum
The Big Hole
4.2

5
nights
Bloemfontein

City of Roses

Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Bloemfontein is known for museums, fun & games, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your team's savvy at Elude Escape Rooms, browse the exhibits of Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, and examine the collection at The National Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bloemfontein vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Bloemfontein takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Bloemfontein, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tankwa Karoo National Park.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Elude Escape Rooms ©
Room Escape Game
Elude Escape Rooms
4.9
Anglo Boer War Museum ©
History Museum
Anglo Boer War Museum
4.6

2
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Tankwa Karoo National Park

On the 24th (Sun), let the river carry you with Karoo River Rafting.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tankwa Karoo National Park road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Bloemfontein to Tankwa Karoo National Park with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Tankwa Karoo National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Tankwa Karoo National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Karoo River Rafting ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Karoo River Rafting
4.4

29
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Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Mellasat Vineyards (in Paarl), Franschhoek (Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery, First South African Perfume Museum, &more) and Arra Vineyards (in Klapmuts). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Tankwa Karoo National Park to Cape Town in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Tankwa Karoo National Park in January, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (20°C).

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 23:
Highlights from your trip
Cape Point ©
Must see
Cape Point
4.6

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