10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h
1
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Knysna

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Brenton on Sea and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Relax by the water at Buffalo Bay and Noetzie. Step out of Knysna with an excursion to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary in The Crags--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, stop by Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna visit planning site .

New Delhi, India to Knysna is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Delhi to Knysna, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Knysna: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Noetzie Beach
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bloubergstrand Beach and Boulders Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island and Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Groot Drakenstein to see Boschendal Wine Estate about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, then go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

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