8 days in Johannesburg & Knysna Itinerary

8 days in Johannesburg & Knysna Itinerary

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8 days in Johannesburg & Knysna Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
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. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and contemplate the long history of Mandela House.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Outdoors Casinos
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

4
nights
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: The Crags (Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, & more), Oudtshoorn (The Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Show Farm, & more) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Knysna online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Johannesburg to Knysna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect nights in Knysna to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Doornkraal Padstal
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

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