13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Kuruman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Upington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Port Nolloth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Springbok
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Lamberts Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Paternoster
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Franschhoek
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Kuruman

Kuruman ©
Kuruman is a town with 13,057 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Moffat Mission Station and then admire the sheer force of The Eye of Kuruman.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuruman trip itinerary builder app .

Johannesburg to Kuruman is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Upington.

Things to do in Kuruman

Nature Parks
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The Eye of Kuruman ©
The Eye of Kuruman
Moffat Mission Station ©
Moffat Mission Station
Wonderwerk Cave ©
Wonderwerk Cave

1
night
Upington

Upington ©
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River. On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Kalahari-Oranje Museum and then do a tasting at Orange River Cellars.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Upington trip builder website .

You can drive from Kuruman to Upington in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Port Nolloth.

Things to do in Upington

Museums Wineries
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Kalahari-Oranje Museum ©
Kalahari-Oranje Museum
Orange River Cellars ©
Orange River Cellars

1
night
Port Nolloth

Port Nolloth ©
Port Nolloth is a town and small domestic seaport in the Namaqualand region on the northwestern coast of South Africa, northwest of Springbok. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): examine the collection at Port Nolloth Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Nolloth trip planner .

You can drive from Upington to Port Nolloth in 5.5 hours. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Port Nolloth

Museums
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Port Nolloth Museum ©
Port Nolloth Museum

1
night
Springbok

Springbok ©
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Goegap Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Springbok online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Nolloth to Springbok takes 2 hours. In November in Springbok, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in Springbok

Parks Wildlife
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Goegap Nature Reserve ©
Goegap Nature Reserve

1
night
Lamberts Bay

Lamberts Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Sandveld Museum and then stroll through Bird Island Nature Reserve.

Plan a Lamberts Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Springbok to Lamberts Bay takes 4 hours. Traveling from Springbok in November, you will find days in Lamberts Bay are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paternoster.

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Sandveld Museum
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Bird Island Nature Reserve ©
Bird Island Nature Reserve
Sandveld Museum ©
Sandveld Museum

2
nights
Paternoster

Paternoster ©
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Paternoster Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at West Coast Fossil Park, kick back and relax at Langebaan Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Columbine Nature Reserve Tietiesbaai.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paternoster day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lamberts Bay to Paternoster in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lamberts Bay in November: highs in Paternoster hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Paternoster

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Langebaan Beach, West Coast National Park, West Coast Fossil Park
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West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park
Paternoster Beach ©
Paternoster Beach
West Coast Fossil Park ©
West Coast Fossil Park

4
nights
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Franschhoek: Hermanus (Kwaaiwater, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more), Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Houw Hoek Farm Stall (in Elgin). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Franschhoek Pass, explore the galleries of Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and do a tasting at Eikehof.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Franschhoek trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Paternoster to Franschhoek by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Franschhoek, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hermanus, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Houw Hoek Farm Stall
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Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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