11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly:  28​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Vijayawada

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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Biscuit Mill or Greenmarket Square. Get in touch with nature at Clifton Beaches and Cape of Good Hope. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Robben Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker.

Vijayawada, India to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

4
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.
Head to MLink Glass Studio and Elephant Walk Farm Stallfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Buffalo Bay and Featherbed Nature Reserve. When in Knysna, make a side trip to see Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary in The Crags, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noetzie, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Knysna vacation builder.

Getting from Cape Town to Knysna by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

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

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.
On the 17th (Sat), look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at The Cango Caves and then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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