9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio and I was shot in Joburg. Visit Constitution Hill and Mandela House for their historical value. Spend the 17th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, try to win big at Emperors Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Neighbourgoods Market.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip builder website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio, Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

2
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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 19th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, and then kick back and relax at Noetzie. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Bollard Bay and then play a few rounds at Simola Golf.

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Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Johannesburg to Knysna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, expect nights in Knysna to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Noetzie Beach
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Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Bollard Bay ©
Bollard Bay
Simola Golf ©
Simola Golf

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails, then stroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then stroll through Grotto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio, then do a tasting at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, and finally kick back and relax at Pringle Bay Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Knysna to Hermanus in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pringle Bay Beach, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate ©
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate
Pringle Bay  Beach ©
Pringle Bay Beach

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