8 days in Vanderbijlpark & Knysna Itinerary

8 days in Vanderbijlpark & Knysna Itinerary

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Vanderbijlpark

— 1 night
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): relax in the rural setting at Oppie Plaas Parys and then explore and take pictures at Vredefort Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mariaan Kotze Gallery and Art Studio, then make a splash at Aquadome at Emerald Resort, and then sample the tasty concoctions at De Garve Brewery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vanderbijlpark trip maker app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Vanderbijlpark

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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Knysna

— 5 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 Knysna's surroundings by going to The Crags (Birds of Eden, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, &more), De Rust (Doornkraal Padstal & Meiringspoort) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, and stop by Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Knysna trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vanderbijlpark to Knysna with the Route module. When traveling from Vanderbijlpark in December, plan for slightly colder days in Knysna, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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