15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Swellendam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive
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Hermanus
— 4 nights
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
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Knysna

— 3 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.
On the 25th (Wed), look for gifts at The Potter. On the next day, stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then stroll through Elephant Sanctuary The Crags.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Knysna trip builder tool.

Johannesburg to Knysna is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Knysna, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Peter Bayly Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, and then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass and then stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn journey planner.

Getting from Knysna to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Swellendam

— 2 nights
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, browse for treasures at Newly Defined & African Pickers, then take in the exciting artwork at Magpie Gallery, and finally stop by Die Biltong Boetiek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): stop by Platform 62, stop by Montagu Farmstall, and then view the masterpieces at Hick's Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Swellendam trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Swellendam in 2.5 hours. In October in Swellendam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Swellendam

Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Cape Agulhas

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Agulhas trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Swellendam to Cape Agulhas in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stony Point Penguin Colony and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Book Collector, explore the galleries of Lembu Gallery & Studio, and look for gifts at Funky Vibes.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip planner.

Getting from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. November in Hermanus sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Popular historic sites such as Robben Island Museum and Dorp Street are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Franschhoek Motor Museum and District Six Museum. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape Point, hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, stop by Caroline's Fine Wine Cellar, and explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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South Africa travel guide

4.4
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.