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.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Knysna itinerary builder.

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 Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Beach, Birds of Eden
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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. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Shangana Cultural Village and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hazyview holiday planner.

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. Traveling from Knysna in June, expect nights in Hazyview to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

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Zipline
Elephant Whispers
Horse Whispers

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 Table Mountain National Park and Robben Island. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, 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.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Hazyview in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough 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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