15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Prague

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.
Head to Old Biscuit Mill and Greenmarket Squarefor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clifton Beaches and Bloubergstrand Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Robben Island, look for gifts at V&A Market on the Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, and identify plant and animal life at Cape of Good Hope.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel itinerary creator.

Prague, Czech Republic to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Prague to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in December, expect Cape Town to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

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.
Visiting Featherbed Nature Reserve and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre will get you outdoors. Head to Metelerkamps and Jandreart Studiofor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Plettenvale Wines (in Plettenberg Bay) and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary (in The Crags). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, pick up some local products at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, and stroll through Brenton on Sea.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Knysna, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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Plettenberg Bay
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Peter Bayly Wines, then learn about winemaking at Boplaas, then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and finally experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn itinerary builder.

Drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, La Chocolaterie Rococo
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You'll get in some beach time at Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. Do your shopping at Klein River Farmstead and The Book Collector. When in Hermanus, make a side trip to see Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty's Bay, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hermanus holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Oudtshoorn to Hermanus in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Stanford, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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