8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  14​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Robben Island and Bo-kaap. Take a break from the city and head to Table Mountain National Park and Twelve Apostles. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairo in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

4
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.
Visiting Wilderness Beach and Wilderness National Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Knysna Elephant Park. Step out of Knysna with an excursion to Zorgfontein Game Farm in Great Brak River--about 1h 30 min away.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Knysna trip generator.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Knysna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Knysna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilderness, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
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Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

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