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
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Knysna
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
2
Hazyview
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Cape Town
— 4 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knysna Elephant Park. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and then get great views at Margaret's Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Knysna itinerary builder.

Cape Town to Knysna is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Knysna sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Beach, Birds of Eden
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

1
night
Hazyview

A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
You've now added Elephant Whispers to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Elephant Whispers and then take a pleasant ride with Horse Whispers. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Shangana Cultural Village and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hazyview trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Knysna to Hazyview in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. June in Hazyview sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hazyview

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Zipline
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers
Horse Whispers ©
Horse Whispers

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Table Mountain National Park and Boulders Beach. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hazyview to Cape Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hazyview in June, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Robben Island ©
Robben Island
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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