13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Citrusdal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Hermanus
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Citrusdal

Citrusdal ©
Explore Citrusdal's surroundings by going to Paternoster (Paternoster Beach & Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai), Velddrif (SA Fisheries Museum & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Clanwilliam (Heerenlogement, Rooibos Tea House, &more).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Citrusdal attractions planner.

Johannesburg to Citrusdal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In February in Citrusdal, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Stellenbosch on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Citrusdal

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Clanwilliam, Paternoster, Velddrif, West Coast Fossil Park
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Pakhuis Pass ©
Pakhuis Pass
West Coast Fossil Park ©
West Coast Fossil Park
Paternoster Beach ©
Paternoster Beach

1
night
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, get curious at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and then look for gifts at Verbatim Bookstore.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Stellenbosch attractions planner.

Getting from Citrusdal to Stellenbosch by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Verbatim Bookstore ©
Verbatim Bookstore

4
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: stroll through Cape Point, visit Abseil Africa, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel planner.

You can take a bus from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Iona Wine Farm (in Grabouw) and Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony). There's much more to do: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hermanus online attractions planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Iona Wine Farm, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

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