8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
Knysna
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Hazyview
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Cape Town

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knysna Elephant Park. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and then get great views at Margaret's Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden.

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Cape Town to Knysna is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Knysna sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Birds of Eden, Plettenberg Beach
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Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads
Plettenberg Beach

2
days
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.
You've now added Elephant Whispers to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Elephant Whispers and then take a pleasant ride with Horse Whispers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Shangana Cultural Village.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Knysna to Hazyview in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Hazyview can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Elephant Whispers
Horse Whispers
Shangana Cultural Village

4
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Table Mountain National Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hazyview in June, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Robben Island
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach

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