10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Taipei
Fly + taxi + bus:  29​h
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Taipei

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, then kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Knysna trip maker site .

Taipei, Taiwan to Knysna is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Taipei to Knysna, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Taipei in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

1
day
Oudtshoorn

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 3rd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip maker tool .

You can drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

3
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. You'll get in some beach time at Clifton Beaches and Bloubergstrand Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, contemplate the long history of Robben Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner .

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

1
day
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 8th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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