9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Randfontein
Drive:  4​h
1
Bloemfontein
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Colesberg
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kimberley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Groblershoop
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Upington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Riemvasmaak
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Augrabies Falls National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
8
Springbok
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Tankwa Karoo National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Randfontein

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Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bloemfontein planning site .

Randfontein to Bloemfontein is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Randfontein in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bloemfontein: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. You will leave for Colesberg on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Parks Museums Wildlife
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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. To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colesberg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bloemfontein to Colesberg in 2.5 hours. On the 27th (Fri), you're off toKimberley.

Things to do in Colesberg

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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night
Kimberley

Kimberley ©
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.
On the 28th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mokala National Park.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimberley trip website .

You can drive from Colesberg to Kimberley in 3.5 hours. In December in Kimberley, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Groblershoop.

Things to do in Kimberley

Parks Nature Museums
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Mokala National Park ©
Mokala National Park
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole

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Groblershoop

Groblershoop
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Groblershoop trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kimberley to Groblershoop in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Upington on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Groblershoop

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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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. To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Upington itinerary maker .

Drive from Groblershoop to Upington in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Riemvasmaak on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Upington

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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Riemvasmaak

Riemvasmaak
To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Riemvasmaak trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Upington to Riemvasmaak by car takes about 2 hours. December in Riemvasmaak sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Augrabies Falls National Park.

Things to do in Riemvasmaak

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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day
Augrabies Falls National Park

Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Augrabies Falls National Park. On the 29th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Augrabies Falls National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Augrabies Falls National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Riemvasmaak to Augrabies Falls National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Springbok.

Things to do in Augrabies Falls National Park

Parks Nature
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Augrabies Falls National Park ©
Augrabies Falls National Park

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Springbok

Springbok
Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Springbok day trip site .

Traveling by car from Augrabies Falls National Park to Springbok takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Springbok are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for Tankwa Karoo National Park on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Springbok

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Tankwa Karoo National Park

Tankwa Karoo National Park
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tankwa Karoo National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Springbok to Tankwa Karoo National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Springbok in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Tankwa Karoo National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Tankwa Karoo National Park

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape Point, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia.

Make your Cape Town itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Tankwa Karoo National Park to Cape Town by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Tankwa Karoo National Park in December, expect nights in Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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