8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Knysna
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Johannesburg
— 1 night
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. In June, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus, then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Hermanus are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hemingways of Hermanus ©
Hemingways of Hermanus

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and finally stop by Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip builder tool .

You can drive from Hermanus to Knysna in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then try your luck at Montecasino, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Johannesburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Knysna in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Montecasino
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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