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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bredasdorp
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Knysna
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Boschendal Wine Estate and !Khwa ttu. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bloubergstrand Beach and Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Stellenbosch (Waterford Estate & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Groot Constantia, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, !Khwa ttu, Boschendal Wine Estate, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon ©
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu

4
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Relax by the water at Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Drostdy Museum and Voelklip Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Betty's Bay (Betty's Bay Main Beach & Stony Point Penguin Colony), Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek) and Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Hermanus travel planning site .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Hermanus are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bredasdorp.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Marbrin Olive Growers, Franschhoek Pass, Drostdy Museum, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:
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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

3
nights
Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp ©
Bredasdorp is a town in the Southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa, and the main economic and service hub of that region. Get outdoors at De Hoop Nature Reserve and De Hoop Whale Trail. Visit Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails and Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve for some beach relaxation. Step out of Bredasdorp with an excursion to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse in L'Agulhas--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, get engrossed in the history at Shipwreck Museum, and learn about winemaking at Strandveld Vineyards.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bredasdorp online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hermanus to Bredasdorp in 1.5 hours. In January in Bredasdorp, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Bredasdorp

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas, Strandveld Vineyards, Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
De Hoop Nature Reserve ©
De Hoop Nature Reserve

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noetzie and Wilderness Beach. Outeniqua Transport Museum and Holy Trinity Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary & Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, and stroll through Brenton on Sea.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna online itinerary planner .

Getting from Bredasdorp to Knysna by car takes about 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Outeniqua Transport Museum, Noetzie Beach, Wilderness Beach
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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