12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Upington
Drive
2
Springbok
— 1 night
Drive
3
Port Nolloth
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Garies
— 1 night
Drive
5
Nieuwoudtville
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Lamberts Bay
— 1 night
Drive
7
Cederberg
— 1 night
Drive
8
Langebaan
— 1 night
Drive
9
Darling
— 2 nights
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10
Cape Town

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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. For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Upington online holiday planner.

Johannesburg to Upington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. August in Upington sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for Springbok on the 24th (Wed).
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Springbok — 1 night

Springbok is the largest town in the Namaqualand area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Springbok trip builder tool.

You can drive from Upington to Springbok in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Upington in August: highs in Springbok hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Port Nolloth on the 25th (Thu).
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Port Nolloth — 2 nights

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 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Port Nolloth Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Nolloth trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Springbok to Port Nolloth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to Garies.
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Garies — 1 night

Garies is a small agricultural centre situated in South Africa's Northern Cape province about 110 km south of Springbok, the chief town of the Namaqualand district. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Garies Toeriste Stal Coffee Shop.

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Traveling by car from Port Nolloth to Garies takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Nieuwoudtville on the 28th (Sun).
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Nieuwoudtville — 2 nights

On the 28th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Nieuwoudtville Waterfall and then take a memorable drive along Vanrhynspas. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Hantam National Botanical Garden and then delve into the lush surroundings at Quiver Tree Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nieuwoudtville trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Garies to Nieuwoudtville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Nieuwoudtville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Lamberts Bay.
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Lamberts Bay — 1 night

On the 30th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Sandveld Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bird Island Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lamberts Bay trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Nieuwoudtville to Lamberts Bay takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nieuwoudtville in August, with highs in Lamberts Bay at 27°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cederberg.
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Cederberg — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): do a tasting at Cederberg Private Cellar and then explore the fascinating underground world of Stadsaal Caves.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cederberg vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Lamberts Bay to Cederberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cederberg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Langebaan.
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Langebaan — 1 night

On the 1st (Thu), experience rural life at Forest Fiends Urban Farm, then examine the collection at West Coast Fossil Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Langebaan visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cederberg to Langebaan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cederberg in September, you will find days in Langebaan are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Darling.
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Darling — 2 nights

Darling is a small town in a farming area on the west coast region of the Western Cape, about 75 km from Cape Town.By the beginning of the 18th century about 29 farmers lived in an area called Groenkloof and on one of these farms, Langfontein, Darling was founded in 1853. On the 2nd (Fri), stop by Darling Olives, then see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu, and then get a dose of the wild on Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Darling Museum and then sample the tasty concoctions at Darling Brew.

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Getting from Langebaan to Darling by car takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Town.
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Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town online day trip planner.

You can drive from Darling to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.
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