14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Swellendam
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Cairo

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll get in some beach time at Clifton Beaches and Boulders Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island and Groot Constantia. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Suider Paarl to see Fairview Wine and Cheese about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, look for gifts at Cape Diamonds, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cape Town itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in January, things will get a bit warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fairview Wine and Cheese
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Shop till you drop at Klein River Cheese and The Book Collector. Visiting Grotto Beach and Stony Point Penguin Colony will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwaaiwater, and stop by Hemingways of Hermanus.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Klein River Cheese, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

few
hours
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.
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Swellendam itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Swellendam in 2 hours. Traveling from Hermanus in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Swellendam. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Swellendam

Museums Shopping
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Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

2
nights
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 27th (Sat), look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn holiday planner.

Getting from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

De Rust, Boplaas
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Meiringspoort Waterfall ©
Meiringspoort Waterfall
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products ©
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jandreart Studio and Holy Trinity Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wilderness Beach and Knysna Elephant Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Wilderness National Park (in Wilderness) and Plettenberg Beach (in Plettenberg Bay). It doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Knysna online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park

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