10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Johannesburg
— 1 night
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Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 5 nights

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©

City of Light

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.
On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally stop by Jack Friedman Eastgate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, then steep yourself in history at Nelson Mandela Foundation, and then head outdoors with Greenstone Mall.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

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Port Elizabeth

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 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sardinia Bay Beach, then stroll through King's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hobie Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Port Elizabeth are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, then stroll through Birds of Eden, and then cool off at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Knysna holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Knysna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

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Knysna Heads
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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Bring the kids along to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Two Oceans Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, visit Abseil Africa, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Cape Point.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town day trip site.

You can fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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