39 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

39 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

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39 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Cape Town
— 36 nights
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): stop by The Waterfront Knysna Quays and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

Before you visit Knysna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cape Town to Knysna is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Knysna are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Robberg Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

36
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. Do your shopping at Greenmarket Square and Old Biscuit Mill. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (Wine Tours & Tastings, Annandale Wine Estate, & more), The Fishing Cat (in Kleinmond) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach, Funky Vibes, & more). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stop by Prins & Prins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Llandudno Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Paarl, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Find places to stay Jan 12 — Feb 17:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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