11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly
1
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly

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1
night
Port Elizabeth

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kragga Kamma Game Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Elizabeth, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Safari
Safaris
4.8
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Nature / Park
Kragga Kamma Game Park
4.3

1
night
Tsitsikamma National Park

On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Untouched Adventures and then push the limits with Face Adrenalin.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Untouched Adventures ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Untouched Adventures
4.3

2
nights
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 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): fly like a bird with FlyTime Paragliding South Africa, enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Knysna Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna route planner.

Traveling by car from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Knysna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Wilderness Beach ©
Must see
Wilderness Beach
4.7

2
nights
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony and then go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then examine the collection at Old Harbour Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip planner.

Drive from Knysna to Hermanus in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Knysna in November, you will find days in Hermanus are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Must see
Shark Diving
4.9
Grotto Beach ©
Beach
Grotto Beach
4.6
Old Harbour Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Old Harbour Museum
1.0

4
nights
Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at !Khwa ttu and Franschhoek Motor Museum. Appreciate the collections at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden and South African Jewish Museum. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Franschhoek Pass in Franschhoek, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with Stoked School of Surf, kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Company's Gardens, and see the world from above with Cape Town Helicopters.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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!Khwa ttu ©
Must see
!Khwa ttu
4.3
Stoked School of Surf ©
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stoked School of Surf
5.0

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