11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  22​h
1
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Buffalo Bay and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Brenton on Sea and Knysna Lagoon. When in Knysna, make a side trip to see Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary in The Crags, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Noetzie, browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Knysna is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Knysna is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Knysna reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Noetzie Beach
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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 26th (Tue): look for gifts at The Book Collector and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Hermanus travel planner.

Getting from Knysna to Hermanus by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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nights
Cape Town

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 Clifton Beaches and Twelve Apostles. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Biscuit Mill and Shimansky Jewellers. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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