32 days in South Africa Itinerary

32 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 8 nights
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Hermanus
— 4 nights
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Mossel Bay
— 5 nights
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Knysna
— 4 nights
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Elizabeth
— 4 nights
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Hazyview
— 4 nights

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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.
Visiting Chapman's Peak Drive and Bloubergstrand Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Franschhoek Motor Museum and Waterford Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Vrede en Lust Winery (in Simondium), Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Stellenbosch (Spier Wine Farm, The Stellenbosch Village Museum, &more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Vergelegen Estate, explore the activities along Noordhoek Beach, hike along Helderberg Nature Reserve, and see the world from above with Cape Town Helicopters.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 20:
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Chapman's Peak Drive ©
Chapman's Peak Drive
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get outdoors at Stony Point Penguin Colony and Voelklip Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotto Beach and Hermanus Cliff Path. Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to Swellendam (Chocolat Etc. & Drostdy Museum) and De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail (in De Hoop Nature Reserve). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, learn about winemaking at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, and stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hermanus attractions planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

5
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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Get in touch with nature at Meiringspoort Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Meiringspoort and Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar. Get out of town with these interesting Mossel Bay side-trips: Oudtshoorn (C.P Nel Museum & Highgate Ostrich Show Farm) and Calitzdorp (Boplaas & De Krans Wines). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santos Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Shark Lab, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and tee off at Pinnacle Point Golf Club.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay trip maker website.

You can drive from Hermanus to Mossel Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
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Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Meiringspoort Waterfall ©
Meiringspoort Waterfall

4
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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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brenton on Sea and Plettenberg Beach. Visiting Garden Route National Park and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary (in The Crags) and Wilderness (Wilderness Beach & Wilderness National Park). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with FlyTime Paragliding South Africa, stroll through Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary, and explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Knysna trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Knysna, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Untouched Adventures, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with Face Adrenalin and then trek along Waterfall Trail.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Untouched Adventures ©
Untouched Adventures
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

4
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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Step out of the city life by going to Shamwari Game Reserve and Paradise Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Port Elizabeth with an excursion to Adrenalin Addo Adventure Park in Sundays River Valley--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth road trip planning app.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Port Elizabeth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Safaris
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Step out of the city life by going to Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Whispers and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hazyview: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (in Hoedspruit), Rottcher Wineries (in White River) and Wonder View (in Graskop). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes and admire the sheer force of Mary Shire Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hazyview sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Hazyview by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hazyview

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Safaris
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

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