15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Swellendam
— 2 nights
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
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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 3.5-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.
Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums
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Oudtshoorn — 1 night

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 view the masterpieces at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass and then stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swellendam.
Shopping · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums
Side Trip
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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, 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.
Shopping · Museums
Side Trips
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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.
Historic Sites · Parks · 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stony Point Penguin Colony and Lembu Gallery & Studio. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Book Collector, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hermanus route planner.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus in 2 hours. In November in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cape Town.
Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Beaches
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Cape Town — 3 nights

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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill, stop by Caroline's Fine Wine Cellar, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
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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.