8 days in Johannesburg & Knysna Itinerary

8 days in Johannesburg & Knysna Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 2 nights
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Knysna
— 4 nights
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Johannesburg

— 2 nights

City of Light

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Spend the 16th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, take an in-depth tour of Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and laugh and play at Gold Reef City.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg road trip app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Knysna.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours · Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors
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Knysna

— 4 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay), Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Show Farm, &more) and The Crags (Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, appreciate the history behind Dalene Matthee Memorial, and do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Knysna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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