14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Nottingham Road
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Swellendam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Stuttgart

1
night
Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Monsoon Moon, look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven, look for gifts at The Wine Cellar, then stop by The Ugly Duckling, then look for gifts at spiral Blue, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Karkloof Farmer's Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nottingham Road itinerary builder.

Stuttgart, Germany to Nottingham Road is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Nottingham Road. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Nottingham Road

Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Karkloof Farmer's Market, The Wine Cellar
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The Wine Cellar ©
The Wine Cellar
Piggly Wiggly Country Village ©
Piggly Wiggly Country Village
spiral Blue ©
spiral Blue

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. On your second day here, look for gifts at Metelerkamps, then view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, and then identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Knysna vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nottingham Road to Knysna. July in Knysna sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Jandreart Studio ©
Jandreart Studio

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios and then view the masterpieces at Magpie Gallery. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts, then view the masterpieces at IBIS Gallery, and finally stop by Platform 62.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Swellendam vacation planner.

Getting from Knysna to Swellendam by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Knysna in July, Swellendam is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Swellendam

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Montagu, Barrydale, Platform 62
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Magpie Gallery ©
Magpie Gallery
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 21st (Fri), look for gifts at The Book Collector, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and then stroll through Grotto Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at OneLove The Fashion Shack, then look for gifts at Quirk & Leopard, and then look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Swellendam to Hermanus in 2 hours. July in Hermanus sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
OneLove The Fashion Shack ©
OneLove The Fashion Shack
Hemingways of Hermanus ©
Hemingways of Hermanus

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Groot Constantia. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, examine the collection at District Six Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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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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