15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Stellenbosch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kenton-on-Sea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Port Elizabeth

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, visit Abseil Africa, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Abseil Africa ©
Abseil Africa

3
nights
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Step out of Stellenbosch with an excursion to Franschhoek Pass in Franschhoek--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Spier Wine Farm, relax in the rural setting at Boschendal Wine Estate, and see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stellenbosch trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Wine Tours & Tastings
Eikehof ©
Eikehof

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Shark Diving (in Kleinbaai). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, and go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus sightseeing tool .

Drive from Stellenbosch to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Shark Diving, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Knysna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hermanus in February: highs in Knysna hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kenton-on-Sea.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

2
nights
Kenton-on-Sea

Kenton-on-Sea ©
Kenton-on-Sea, more commonly known as Kenton, is a small coastal town on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Kowie Museum, then explore the activities along Kowie River, and then play a few rounds at Fish River Sun Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Fish River Lighthouse, then stroll through Beachcomber Horse Trails, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kariega Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kenton-on-Sea tour website .

You can drive from Knysna to Kenton-on-Sea in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kenton-on-Sea

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Port Alfred
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kariega Beach ©
Kariega Beach
Kowie River ©
Kowie River
Beachcomber Horse Trails ©
Beachcomber Horse Trails

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