13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
George
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of Cape Town to go to Stellenbosch and see Yonder Hill Wine Estate, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Hout Bay, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Cape Town. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Yonder Hill Wine Estate
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tee off at George Golf Club, then learn about winemaking at Herold Wine Estate, and then view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church and then tee off at Fancourt Country Club.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the George trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in George sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in George

Golf Outdoors Wineries
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Fancourt Country Club ©
Fancourt Country Club
Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Cape Palette Art Gallery ©
Cape Palette Art Gallery

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Jude's Anglican Church, then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Greg Kerr Art Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn visit planner.

Take a bus from George to Oudtshoorn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Greg Kerr Art Gallery
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
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Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Birds of Eden (in The Crags) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, trek along Terblans Nature Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Knysna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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