22 days in South Africa Itinerary

22 days in South Africa Itinerary

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22 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
Drive:  8​h
1
Chintsa East
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Addo Elephant National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Jeffreys Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Saint Francis Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Wilderness
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
8
George
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
9
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Stilbaai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Port Alfred
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Coffee Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Durban

1
night
Chintsa East

Chintsa East ©
To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Chintsa East travel route builder .

Durban to Chintsa East is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Durban in November, with highs in Chintsa East at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Addo Elephant National Park.

Things to do in Chintsa East

Breweries & Distilleries
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Emerald Vale Brewery ©
Emerald Vale Brewery

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night
Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
On the 13th (Mon), stroll through Addo Elephant National Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Addo Elephant National Park trip itinerary planning app

Traveling by car from Chintsa East to Addo Elephant National Park takes 4 hours. November in Addo Elephant National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Daniell Cheetah Project
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Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo
Daniell Cheetah Project ©
Daniell Cheetah Project

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hours
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jeffreys Bay trip itinerary builder site

Getting from Addo Elephant National Park to Jeffreys Bay by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Jeffreys Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for Saint Francis Bay on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Saint Francis Bay

Saint Francis Bay
For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saint Francis Bay travel planning app

Saint Francis Bay is very close to Jeffreys Bay. In November in Saint Francis Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toTsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary as well as Birds of Eden. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay tour planner .

You can drive from Saint Francis Bay to Plettenberg Bay in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary ©
Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary
Nelson Bay Cave ©
Nelson Bay Cave

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Goukamma Nature Reserve and Sedgefield Craft Brewery. Take a break from the city and head to Brenton on Sea and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Scarab Village and get engrossed in the history at Old Gaol and Art Gallery.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Knysna online trip itinerary builder .

Knysna is very close to Plettenberg Bay. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wilderness.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Goukamma Nature Reserve ©
Goukamma Nature Reserve
Sedgefield Craft Brewery ©
Sedgefield Craft Brewery

2
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
On the 23rd (Thu), get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wilderness travel route planner

Traveling by car from Knysna to Wilderness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to George.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Map of Africa Viewpoint ©
Map of Africa Viewpoint
Dolphin Point Lookout ©
Dolphin Point Lookout

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night
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Victoria Bay as well as Redberry Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the George itinerary website

George is just a stone's throw from Wilderness. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will leave for Oudtshoorn on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in George

Parks Nature
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Victoria Bay ©
Victoria Bay
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cango Caves as well as Highgate Ostrich Show Farm. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip planner

You can take a bus from George to Oudtshoorn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will leave for Stilbaai on the 27th (Mon).
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
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Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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nights
Stilbaai

Stilbaai ©
Stilbaai, also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town along the southern coast of South Africa about four hours by car from Cape Town. On the 27th (Mon), sample the fine beverages at Inverroche Distillery. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ancient Fish Traps and then admire the natural beauty at Tuin-op-die-Brak.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Stilbaai online journey planner

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Stilbaai in 2.5 hours. In November in Stilbaai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Stilbaai

Breweries & Distilleries
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Inverroche Distillery ©
Inverroche Distillery
Ancient Fish Traps ©
Ancient Fish Traps

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night
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): do a tasting at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape St Blaize Lighthouse.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay route builder tool .

Drive from Stilbaai to Mossel Bay in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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Cape St Blaize Lighthouse ©
Cape St Blaize Lighthouse

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nights
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Untouched Adventures.

Make your Tsitsikamma National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Saint Francis Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll set off for Plettenberg Bay on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Adventure Outdoors Wildlife
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Untouched Adventures ©
Untouched Adventures
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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Port Alfred

Port Alfred ©
Port Alfred is a small town with a population of just under 26,000 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Kariega Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Alfred trip planner

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Port Alfred takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 1st (Fri), you're off toCoffee Bay.

Things to do in Port Alfred

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kariega Beach
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Kariega Beach ©
Kariega Beach

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nights
Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay ©
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coffee Bay trip itinerary app .

Drive from Port Alfred to Coffee Bay in 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Coffee Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Hole in the Wall ©
Hole in the Wall

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