9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Bloemfontein
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
3
Robertson
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Knysna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bloemfontein

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 2nd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Dieux and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermanus travel itinerary planner.

Bloemfontein to Hermanus is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bloemfontein in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Hermanus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Domaine Des Dieux ©
Domaine Des Dieux

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.
Get outdoors at Cape of Good Hope and Clifton Beaches. The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Klein Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Fairview Wine and Cheese in Suider Paarl, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, head off the coast to Robben Island, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franschhoek Motor Museum, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

2
nights
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, then learn about winemaking at Arabella Wines, then learn about winemaking at Viljoensdrift Wine Farm, and finally do a tasting at Graham Beck Robertson Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Springfield Estate Winery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esona Boutique Wine.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Robertson sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Robertson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Robertson sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries

Side Trip

Arabella Wines
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Viljoensdrift ©
Viljoensdrift
Esona Boutique Wine Estate ©
Esona Boutique Wine Estate

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea, then identify plant and animal life at Featherbed Nature Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Robertson to Knysna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Robertson in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Knysna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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