5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Knysna
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  15​h 30​min
Dubai

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn online trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Oudtshoorn reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

2
days
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Brenton on Sea and then enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, and then stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

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Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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