5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Knysna
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cape Town

1
day
Mossel Bay

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zipline, Garden Route Botanical Gardens and Redberry Farm. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Garden Route Botanical Gardens, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Zorgfontein Game Farm, then experience rural life at Redberry Farm, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay travel itinerary creator.

Cape Town to Mossel Bay is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mossel Bay can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Sightseeing Tours

Side Trips

George, Zorgfontein Game Farm, Zipline
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Redberry Farm
Zipline
Garden Route Botanical Gardens

2
days
Plettenberg Bay

As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Storms River Suspension Bridge, Birds of Eden, Elephant Sanctuary, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Sanctuary and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay travel planner.

Drive from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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Birds of Eden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Elephant Sanctuary

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Brenton on Sea. On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Knysna Elephant Park, take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Knysna trip planner.

Knysna is just a stone's throw from Plettenberg Bay. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea
Margaret's Viewpoint

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