12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
2
Johannesburg
— 4 nights

5
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Cape Town. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Cape Town hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

4
nights
Johannesburg

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Voortrekker Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, stop by Finders Keepers Market, don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square, and admire all the interesting features of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg visit planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Sandton, Voortrekker Monument
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

Similar Plans

23 days in South Africa, Malealea & Maseru BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ROMANIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in South Africa & Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS November, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, outdoors, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM CHINA April, kids, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, kids, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, outdoors, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, outdoors, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 57 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans