10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Swellendam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Knysna
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 11th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Robben Island. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town vacation planner.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in November: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

3
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 13th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwaaiwater, then kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Grotto Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, then stop by OneLove The Fashion Shack, then stop by The Book Collector, and finally look for gifts at Funky Vibes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Hermanus

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Hermanus Country Market ©
Hermanus Country Market
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

2
nights
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, then view the masterpieces at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Magpie Gallery. On the next day, stop by Platform 62, learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, look for gifts at Art Africa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church, then look for gifts at Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts, and finally browse the exhibits of IBIS Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Swellendam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Swellendam takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Swellendam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montagu, Barrydale, Marbrin Olive Growers, Platform 62
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Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): head outdoors with Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Jandreart Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea, then identify plant and animal life at Featherbed Nature Reserve, and finally browse for treasures at Leisure Isle Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip generator.

Drive from Swellendam to Knysna in 3 hours. In November in Knysna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve