20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Knysna
— 4 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
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dublin

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.
Holy Trinity Church and Dutch Reformed Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jandreart Studio and Scarab Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Wilderness (Wilderness Beach & Wilderness National Park), Plettenberg Bay (Plettenvale Wines & Nelson Bay Cave) and The Crags (Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary & Birds of Eden). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna journey planning website

Dublin, Ireland to Knysna is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Knysna is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in November: high temperatures in Knysna hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Dutch Reformed Church
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass and then admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort.

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You can drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Meiringspoort
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Agulhas day trip planning website

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

De Mond Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
De Mond Nature Reserve ©
De Mond Nature Reserve

5
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get some cultural insight at Springfield Estate Winery and Sumaridge Wine Estate. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Graham Beck Robertson Estate (in Robertson), Horse Riding Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (in Grootbos Private Nature Reserve) and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and relax in the rural setting at Klein River Cheese.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hermanus online trip maker

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hermanus are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Robertson, Klein River Cheese, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 8:
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Sumaridge Wine Estate ©
Sumaridge Wine Estate
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Clifton Beaches and Bloubergstrand Beach. Get outdoors at Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

Plan my day in Cape Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Town by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Franschhoek Motor Museum
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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