17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  1​h
1
Krugersdorp
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Colesberg
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Hermanus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Witsand
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Stilbaai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mossel Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Krugersdorp

Krugersdorp ©
Krugersdorp is a mining city in the West Rand, Gauteng Province, South Africa founded in 1887 by Marthinus Pretorius. Attractions like Monte casino bird park and BOUNCE Inc make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krugersdorp: Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Emerald Animal World (in Vanderbijlpark). There's still lots to do: stroll through Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave, and stop by Jack Friedman Sandton City.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Krugersdorp day trip planning website .

Johannesburg to Krugersdorp is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Krugersdorp can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colesberg.

Things to do in Krugersdorp

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sandton, Sterkfontein Cave, Emerald Animal World, BOUNCE Inc, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve ©
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

1
day
Colesberg

Colesberg
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Colesberg-Kemper Museum.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Colesberg trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Krugersdorp to Colesberg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Colesberg

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

4
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Attractions like Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Pringle Bay Beach (in Pringle Bay), Betty's Bay Main Beach (in Betty's Bay) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Onrus Beach, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, do a tasting at Ataraxia Wines, and take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Colesberg to Hermanus. In December in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Witsand.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Stanford, Shark Diving, Pringle Bay Beach, Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, Shipwreck Museum
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Shark Diving
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

1
night
Witsand

Witsand
To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Witsand tour itinerary website .

Drive from Hermanus to Witsand in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Stilbaai.
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

2
nights
Stilbaai

Stilbaai ©
Stilbaai, also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town along the southern coast of South Africa about four hours by car from Cape Town. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory, sample the fine beverages at Inverroche Distillery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lappiesbaai Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Blombos Museum of Archeology and then get great views at Geelkrans Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stilbaai holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Witsand to Stilbaai takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Witsand in December, plan for little chillier days in Stilbaai, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Stilbaai

Breweries & Distilleries Beaches Childrens Museums
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Inverroche Distillery ©
Inverroche Distillery
Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory ©
Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory

5
nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Attractions like Brenton on Sea and Wilderness Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mossel Bay: Tiny Shop (in Wilderness), Knysna (Knysna Elephant Park, Knysna Heads, & more) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass, & more). It doesn't end there: make a splash at Hartenbos Waterpark.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay trip maker .

You can drive from Stilbaai to Mossel Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Wilderness
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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