18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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18 days in South Africa Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  21​h
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
Singapore

2
days
Port Elizabeth

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Shamwari Game Reserve and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dockside Brewery. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kragga Kamma Game Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sardinia Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth trip generator.

Singapore, Singapore to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Port Elizabeth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect nights in Port Elizabeth to be cooler, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Daniell Cheetah Project
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Shamwari Game Reserve
Kragga Kamma Game Park
Daniell Cheetah Project

2
days
Addo Elephant National Park

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Addo Elephant National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Addo Elephant National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Addo Elephant National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Walter Battiss Art Museum
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Safaris
Walter Battiss Art Museum
Addo Elephant National Park

2
days
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 27th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, then identify plant and animal life at Knysna Elephant Park, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Waterfront Knysna Quays and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna tour planner.

Drive from Addo Elephant National Park to Knysna in 4 hours. November in Knysna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Tours Outdoors

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park
Jandreart Studio

1
day
Oudtshoorn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): Head underground at The Cango Caves, cruise along Swartberg Pass, and then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stellenbosch.

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Sightseeing Outdoors Parks
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Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

2
days
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): savor the flavors at Eikehof, then explore and take pictures at Franschhoek Pass, and then identify plant and animal life at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Stellenbosch sightseeing planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Stellenbosch by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Franschhoek Pass
Eikehof

5
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Point and Chapman's Peak Drive. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

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Drive from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

West Coast National Park, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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