16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel route planner
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Knysna
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hermanus
— 4 nights
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Cape Agulhas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Buffalo Bay and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Step out of Knysna with an excursion to Elephant Sanctuary The Crags in The Crags--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and cruise along Garden Route.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Knysna trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Knysna is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Knysna. September in Knysna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hermanus.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Hermanus — 4 nights

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dyer Island Cruises and Grotto Beach. Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to Betty's Bay (Stony Point Penguin Colony & Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens) and Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hermanus trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Knysna to Hermanus by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Agulhas.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Cape Agulhas — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Agulhas trip planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas in 2 hours. September in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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Cape Town — 5 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as West Coast National Park and Chapman's Peak Drive. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to !Khwa ttu in Yzerfontein, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours, admire the natural beauty at Company's Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloubergstrand Beach, and explore and take pictures at Groot Constantia.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Cape Town in 3 hours. In September in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.