6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Tulbagh
— 1 night
4
Franschhoek
— 1 night

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Tsitsikamma National Park

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.
For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsitsikamma National Park road trip planning website.

Johannesburg to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: highs in Tsitsikamma National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a tour by water with Knysna RIB Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea, view the masterpieces at Old Gaol and Art Gallery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip builder site.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Tulbagh.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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History Museum
Old Gaol and Art Gallery
3.6

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Tulbagh

Tulbagh ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Earthquake Museum, do a tasting at Saronsberg Wine Cellar, and then make a trip to Old Town Tulbagh.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulbagh day trip planning app.

You can drive from Knysna to Tulbagh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Tulbagh are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Tulbagh

Wineries · Museums
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Winery / Vineyard
Saronsberg Wine Cellar
4.4
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Landmark
Old Town Tulbagh
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Specialty Museum
Earthquake Museum
4.3

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Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
On the 23rd (Wed), do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then learn about winemaking at Eikehof, and finally take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Franschhoek online visit planner.

You can drive from Tulbagh to Franschhoek in 1.5 hours. In December in Franschhoek, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Scenic Drive · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Must see
Eikehof
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Franschhoek Motor Museum
4.8
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Winery / Vineyard
Fairview Wine and Cheese
4.4

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