15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Graaff-Reinet
— 2 nights
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Swellendam
— 2 nights
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Hermanus
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), stop by Metelerkamps and then savor the flavors at Elephant Walk Farm Stall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then stroll through Elephant Sanctuary The Crags.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Knysna trip planning tool.

Johannesburg to Knysna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. April in Knysna sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Graaff-Reinet.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

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Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet ©
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hester Rupert Art Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley of Desolation. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Owl House, stop by Dustcovers, and then get engrossed in the history at First People Centre at The Bethesda Art Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Graaff-Reinet road trip website.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Graaff-Reinet takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

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Specialty Museum
The Owl House
4.2
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Nature / Park
Valley of Desolation
4.8

2
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Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the galleries of Magpie Gallery, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Newly Defined & African Pickers, then take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then explore the galleries of Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and finally stop by Die Biltong Boetiek. On the next day, stop by Platform 62, look for gifts at Montagu Farmstall, and then take in the exciting artwork at Hick's Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Swellendam online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Swellendam takes 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Swellendam

Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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History Museum
Drostdy Museum
4.5
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Art Gallery
Magpie Gallery
4.5

3
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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
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 Stony Point Penguin Colony and Hemingways of Hermanus. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hermanus Country Market and Funky Vibes. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Grotto Beach, browse the exhibits of Lembu Gallery & Studio, browse for treasures at The Book Collector, and stop by Quirk & Leopard.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hermanus online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hemingways of Hermanus
4.5
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Beach
Grotto Beach
4.6

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Franschhoek Motor Museum and Twelve Apostles. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canal Walk Shopping Centre and Greenmarket Square. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see First South African Perfume Museum in Franschhoek, approximately Franschhoek away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town sightseeing app.

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches

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Specialty Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum
4.8
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Must see
Cape Point
4.6

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