13 days in South Africa & Lobamba Itinerary

13 days in South Africa & Lobamba Itinerary

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Port St Johns, South Africa
— 1 night
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Underberg, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Ladysmith, South Africa
— 1 night
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Lobamba, Eswatini (Swaziland)
— 4 nights

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 15th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Forest Nature Spa.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Spas
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Addo Elephant National Park ©
On the 16th (Wed), see Kabouga 4 x 4 Trail and then stroll around Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with CrissCross Adventures.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Addo Elephant National Park trip planning website.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Addo Elephant National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Addo Elephant National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Port St Johns.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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Kayaking / Canoeing
CrissCross Adventures
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Port St Johns, South Africa

Port St Johns
A website especially designed to advertise the various establishments on Agate Terrace (Long Beach) in Port St. To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port St Johns road trip planning site.

You can drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Port St Johns in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Port St Johns can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll set off for Underberg on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Port St Johns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Underberg, South Africa

Underberg is an administrative town in a dairy and cattle farming community in the Mzimkulu River valley of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On the 19th (Sat), look for gifts at Underberg Cheesery and then see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Himeville Museum, then view the masterpieces at Underberg Studio, and then surround yourself with nature on Birds and Beyond.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Underberg holiday app.

Traveling by car from Port St Johns to Underberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ladysmith.

Things to do in Underberg

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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History Museum
The Himeville Museum
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Art Gallery
Underberg Studio
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Ladysmith, South Africa

Ladysmith ©
Ladysmith is a town in the Uthukela District of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the history at Elandslaagte Battlefield Memorial, take in the history at Spion Kop Battlefield, and then examine the collection at Ladysmith Siege Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ladysmith road trip planning tool.

Drive from Underberg to Ladysmith in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lobamba.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Museums · Historic Sites
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Specialty Museum
Ladysmith Siege Museum
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Battlefield
Spion Kop Battlefield
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Lobamba, Eswatini (Swaziland)

Lobamba ©
Lobamba is the traditional, spiritual, and legislative capital city of Swaziland, seat of the Parliament, and residence of the Ntombi, the Queen Mother. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gone Rural and National Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Sheba's Breast Mountain. And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Happy Valley Casino, stop by Swazi Candles, walk around King Sobusha II Memorial Park, and boost your wellbeing at Cuddle Puddle at the Swaziland Spa Health & Beauty Studio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lobamba road trip site.

You can drive from Ladysmith to Lobamba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Lobamba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lobamba

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Swazi Candles
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