18 Day South Africa Road Trip Itinerary

South Africa In 2 Weeks: The Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary

18 Day South Africa Road Trip Itinerary

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18 days

2418 km

  • Explore the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg for a deeper understanding of South Africa’s history
  • Hike the scenic trails and explore the natural beauty of the Drakensberg Ranges, including Rainbow Gorge and Royal Natal National Park
  • Encounter wildlife at Addo Elephant National Park, home to the famous elephant herds and other diverse species
  • Get your blood pumping with adventure activities along the Garden Route, including ziplining at Storms River, bungee jumping at Bloukrans Bridge, and exploring the Robberg Peninsula
  • Discover Cape Town’s rich culture and stunning landscapes, from the vibrant V&A Waterfront to the iconic Table Mountain hike and relaxing at Camps Bay beach
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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1-2 Land in O.R. Tambo International Airport and drive to Westpoint Executive Suites for 2 nights. 28.6 Westpoint Executive Suites
Day 3-5 Make your way out of Johannesburg and drive towards the Drakensberg Ranges, where you will stay 3 nights at Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge. 342 Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge
Day 6 Drive to Aliwal North where you will stay at the Toll Inn Guest Farm for 1 night. 495 Toll Inn Guest Farm
Day 7 After a nights stay at the Guest Farm, drive to Addo where you will stay 1 night at Avoca River Cabins. 462 Avoca River Cabins
Day 8-11 It is now time to make your way through to Plettenberg Bay. Drive to River Club Villas, where you will stay 4 nights. 264 River Club Villas
Day 12-13 After a restful nights sleep at the River Club Villas, drive to Oudtshoorn where you will stay 2 nights at Oudemuragie Guest Farm. 192 Oudemuragie Guest Farm
Day 14 Drive to Cape Agulhas, where you will stay 1 night at the Agulhas Ocean House. 367 Agulhas Ocean House
Day 15 From Cape Agulhas, drive towards Franschhoek. You will stay 1 night at La Bourgogne Wine Farm. 188 La Bourgogne Wine Farm
Day 16-18 It is now time for the final stop for this road trip, which is Cape Town. Drive to Romney Park Luxury Apartments, where you will stay for 3 nights. 79 Romney Park Luxury Apartments

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