11 days in Cape Town, Hermanus & Knysna Itinerary

11 days in Cape Town, Hermanus & Knysna Itinerary

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11 days in Cape Town, Hermanus & Knysna Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Cairo

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Noordhoek Beach, Hout Bay and Table Mountain National Park. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. In July, Cape Town is colder than Cairo - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Grotto Beach, then make a trip to Hoy's Koppie, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus online trip maker .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hoy's Koppie ©
Hoy's Koppie

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: The Cango Caves (in Oudtshoorn), The Crags (Birds of Eden, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, & more) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Storms River Suspension Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, look for gifts at Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Knysna trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Knysna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hermanus in July, Knysna is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Suspension Bridge, Cango Caves
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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