11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  26​h
1
Knysna
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

5
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 Featherbed Nature Reserve and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Bring the kids along to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Brenton on Sea. Go for a jaunt from Knysna to Plettenberg Bay to see Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Pledge Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Knysna trip generator.

Bengaluru, India to Knysna is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Knysna hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

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Plettenberg Bay
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip builder.

You can drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clifton Beaches and Twelve Apostles. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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