50 days in South Africa Itinerary

50 days in South Africa Itinerary

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1
Potchefstroom
— 7 nights
2
Kimberley
— 6 nights
3
Bloemfontein
— 5 nights
4
Cape Town
— 30 nights

7
nights
Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom ©
Potchefstroom is an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa. Change things up with these side-trips from Potchefstroom: Rustenburg (Akwaaba Predator Park & Kgaswane Nature Reserve), Parys (Oppie Plaas Parys, Vredefort Dome, &more) and Magaliesburg (Mountain Sanctuary Park, Magalies Sleepy River, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Historic Motorcycle Museum, cool off at Aquadome at Emerald Resort, buy something for everyone on your list at MooiRivier Mall, and stroll through Boskoppie Lion Farm & Private Game Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Potchefstroom tour planning app.

Pretoria to Potchefstroom is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Pretoria in January, expect nights in Potchefstroom to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Potchefstroom

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Parys, Magaliesburg, Rustenburg, Mariaan Kotze Gallery and Art Studio, Historic Motorcycle Museum
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Mountain Sanctuary Park ©
Mountain Sanctuary Park
Vredefort Dome ©
Vredefort Dome
Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio ©
Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio

6
nights
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.
Take a break from Kimberley with a short trip to Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials in Hopetown, about 2h 15 min away. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Big Hole, examine the collection at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, explore the galleries of William Humphreys Art Gallery, and stroll through Rooipoort Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kimberley online visit planner.

You can drive from Potchefstroom to Kimberley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Kimberley can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bloemfontein.

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials
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Kimberley Mine Museum ©
Kimberley Mine Museum
The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
William Humphreys Art Gallery ©
William Humphreys Art Gallery

5
nights
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bloemfontein: Winburg Voortrekker Monument (in Winburg) and Willem Pretorius Game Reserve (in Venterburg). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anglo Boer War Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hertzog Square, take in the exciting artwork at Kotze Kunsgalery / Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Naval Hill.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bloemfontein trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Bloemfontein takes 2 hours. In January in Bloemfontein, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Winburg Voortrekker Monument, Willem Pretorius Game Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
The National Museum ©
The National Museum

30
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Stellenbosch (Gspot MTB trails, Dornier Wine Estate, &more), Franschhoek (La Bourgogne Farm, First South African Perfume Museum, &more) and Topiary Wines (in Wemmershoek). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Bloemfontein to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloemfontein in February, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Klapmuts, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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