58 days in South Africa Itinerary

58 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Potchefstroom
— 14 nights
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Kimberley
— 7 nights
3
Bloemfontein
— 7 nights
4
Cape Town
— 29 nights

14
nights
Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom ©
Potchefstroom is an academic city in the North West Province of South Africa. Explore Potchefstroom's surroundings by going to Rustenburg (Paul Kruger Country House Museum, Akwaaba Predator Park, &more), Kraalkop Nature Reserve (in Fochville) and Parys (The Dell Cheetah Centre, Bon-Af Berry Farm, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sable Ranch Hiking Trail, indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Garve Brewery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mountain Sanctuary Park, and get outside with Tapimanzi Adventures.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Potchefstroom trip builder site.

Pretoria to Potchefstroom is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Pretoria in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Potchefstroom, with highs around 37°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kimberley.

Things to do in Potchefstroom

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Magaliesburg, Parys, Vanderbijlpark, Rustenburg, Vereeniging
Highlights from your plan
Vredefort Dome ©
Vredefort Dome
Tapimanzi Adventures ©
Tapimanzi Adventures
Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio ©
Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio

7
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.
Step out of Kimberley to go to Hopetown and see Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Mokala National Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Big Hole, see the interesting displays at Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Duggan Cronin Gallery, and witness the site of a historic battle at Magersfontein Battlefield.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kimberley route planner.

Traveling by car from Potchefstroom to Kimberley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Bloemfontein on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Kimberley

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Doornbult Concentration Camp Memorials
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The Big Hole ©
The Big Hole
Magersfontein Battlefield ©
Magersfontein Battlefield
William Humphreys Art Gallery ©
William Humphreys Art Gallery

7
nights
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Explore Bloemfontein's surroundings by going to Gariep Dam Nature Reserve (in Gariep Dam), Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camp (in Bethulie) and Winburg Voortrekker Monument (in Winburg). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anglo Boer War Museum, admire the natural beauty at Free State National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at The National Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanchieta Lodge and Wild Cat Reserve.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bloemfontein travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimberley to Bloemfontein takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bloemfontein are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camp, Winburg Voortrekker Monument
Highlights from your plan
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Anglo Boer War Museum ©
Anglo Boer War Museum
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve ©
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

29
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Franschhoek (Stony Brook Vineyards, First South African Perfume Museum, &more), Stellenbosch (Oldenburg Vineyards, Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards, &more) and Suider Paarl (Laborie & Cape Brewing Company). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Town road trip website.

You can fly from Bloemfontein to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloemfontein in January, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl
Highlights from your plan
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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