14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cape Town
— 1 night
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
3
George
— 3 nights
4
Knysna
— 3 nights
5
Wilderness
— 3 nights

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, thenstroll through St. James Beach, and then cruise along Victoria Road (M6).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, 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 °C and lows of °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, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves, thentour 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, thenkick back and relax at Kleinmond Beach, thentake in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio, and finally stroll through Kwaaiwater.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, 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 °C and lows of °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

Kleinmond Beach, Seaside Dunes, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Klipgat Caves, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
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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 Outeniqua Pass. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at George Golf Club, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral, do a tasting at Herold Wine Estate, and steep yourself in history at Montagu Pass Old Toll House.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the George itinerary planner.

Getting from Hermanus to George by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in George

Parks Golf Wildlife

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.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Knysna using our trip planner.

Drive from George to Knysna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Knysna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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 Perdepoort Horse Tails and De Zeekoe Farm. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at RPRX - Real People Real Xperiences, take in the exciting artwork at Pharoah Art Gallery, and stop by The Pearl Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wilderness route planner.

You can drive from Knysna to Wilderness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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
Dolphin Point Lookout ©
Dolphin Point Lookout

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