8 days in Vanderbijlpark & Knysna Itinerary

8 days in Vanderbijlpark & Knysna Itinerary

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8 days in Vanderbijlpark & Knysna Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Drive:  1​h
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Vanderbijlpark
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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Vanderbijlpark

Vanderbijlpark ©
Vanderbijlpark is an industrial city with 95 000 inhabitants on the Vaal River in the south of the Gauteng province of South Africa.Named after Hendrik van der Bijl, an electrical engineer and industrialist, Vanderbijlpark is home to Vanderbijlpark Steel (previously part of ISCOR (South African Iron and Steel Corporation), now part of the global company ArcelorMittal). Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Oppie Plaas Parys and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vredefort Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mariaan Kotze Gallery and Art Studio, make a splash at Aquadome at Emerald Resort, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Garve Brewery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vanderbijlpark trip planning website .

Johannesburg to Vanderbijlpark is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In December in Vanderbijlpark, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Vanderbijlpark

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Parys, Mariaan Kotze Gallery and Art Studio
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Vredefort Dome ©
Vredefort Dome
De Garve Brewery ©
De Garve Brewery

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: The Crags (Birds of Eden, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, & more), De Rust (Doornkraal Padstal & Meiringspoort) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch, The Cango Caves, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and stroll through Knysna Elephant Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna trip maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Vanderbijlpark to Knysna with the Route module. Traveling from Vanderbijlpark in December, you will find days in Knysna are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°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, De Rust
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

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