6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Knysna
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
3
George
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Water World Wild Waters Fun Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip maker tool .

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

1
day
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 22nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Knysna trip planner.

Knysna is just a short distance from Plettenberg Bay. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to George.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our George online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Knysna to George takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Oudtshoorn
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Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Victoria Bay ©
Victoria Bay

1
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 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar.

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You can drive from George to Mossel Bay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mossel Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Shark Diving
Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar ©
Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar

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