13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 1 night
+6
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle + foot + ferry:  29​h
End: Montevideo

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.
Visiting Brenton on Sea and Noetzie will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Bollard Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary (in The Crags). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna online itinerary creator.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Knysna is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Montevideo to Knysna, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montevideo in February, expect nights in Knysna to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Noetzie Beach, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Bloubergstrand Beach and Llandudno Beach. Family-friendly places like Clifton Beaches and Fish Hoek Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Kanonkop Wine Estate (in Stellenbosch), Franschhoek (Boschendal Manor & Winery & The Franschhoek Motor Museum) and Suider Paarl (Spice Route Destination & Fairview Wine and Cheese). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, kick back and relax at Camp's Bay Beach, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Paarl, Kanonkop Wine Estate, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 23rd (Fri), experience rural life at Klein River Cheese and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, then view the masterpieces at LEMBU gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach, and finally stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hermanus sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Stanford
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

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