16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Abidjan
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Abidjan

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.
Get some cultural insight at Jandreart Studio and Holy Trinity Church. Bring the kids along to Brenton on Sea and Elephant Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Knysna side-trips: The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary & Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noetzie.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Knysna sightseeing app .

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire to Knysna is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Abidjan to Knysna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Knysna is little chillier than Abidjan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Noetzie Beach
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

3
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 28th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, then see the interesting displays at Calitzdorp Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery Route 62 & Coffee Café. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Calitzdorp
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Calitzdorp Museum ©
Calitzdorp Museum

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cape Agulhas trip planner .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas in 4 hours. March in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Grotto Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and then stroll through Kwaaiwater. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of LEMBU gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voelklip Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus itinerary builder app .

Drive from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus in 2 hours. March in Hermanus sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Clifton Beaches and Fish Hoek Beach. Robben Island and Boschendal Manor & Winery will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Franschhoek to see The Franschhoek Motor Museum about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at District Six Museum, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, and learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia.

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Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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