14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
3
George
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
4
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Platteklip Gorge. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Foxy Beach, then stroll through St. James Beach, and then cruise along Victoria Road (M6).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planning website.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
St. James Beach ©
St. James Beach
Foxy Beach ©
Foxy Beach

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, then explore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Stone House Estate Cheeses. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pringle Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Kleinmond Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio, and finally stroll through Kwaaiwater.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. October in Hermanus sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to George.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seaside Dunes, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, Pringle Bay Beach, Klipgat Caves, Kleinmond Beach
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Pringle Bay  Beach ©
Pringle Bay Beach
Kleinmond Beach ©
Kleinmond Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nkonzo Wildlife Research and George Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Outeniqua Pass, contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, and learn about winemaking at Herold Wine Estate.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our George route maker site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in George can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Knysna.

Things to do in George

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Nkonzo Wildlife Research
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Outeniqua Pass ©
Outeniqua Pass
Nkonzo Wildlife Research ©
Nkonzo Wildlife Research
George Golf Club ©
George Golf Club

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plettenberg Beach and Buffalo Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Drupkelders Hiking Trail. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, stop by The Waterfront Knysna Quays, take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and pause for some photo ops at Dalene Matthee Memorial.

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Take a bus from George to Knysna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Knysna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at De Zeekoe Farm and The Pearl Shop. Step out of the city life by going to Perdepoort Horse Tails and Kaaiman's River. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at RPRX - Real People Real Xperiences, get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, and take in the exciting artwork at Pharoah Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wilderness vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Knysna to Wilderness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

De Zeekoe Farm
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De Zeekoe Farm ©
De Zeekoe Farm
Perdepoort Horse Tails ©
Perdepoort Horse Tails
The Pearl Shop ©
The Pearl Shop

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