12 days in Cape Town, Knysna & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

12 days in Cape Town, Knysna & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

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12 days in Cape Town, Knysna & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Knysna
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Cape Town

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Bascule Whisky, Wine & Cocktail Bar, Nederburg Wines, Sandy Bay, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Maclear's Beacon and Castle of Good Hope. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Noordhoek Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, explore the world behind art at Gold of Africa Museum, explore the activities along Hout Bay, and explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. February in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Robertson, Beer Tastings & Tours, American Dream Cars, Nederburg Wines
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill

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.
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, then kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, then view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, and finally explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then stroll through Wilderness Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip planning app .

Knysna is just a short distance from Plettenberg Bay. February in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wilderness Beach
Highlights from your plan
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, and then stroll through Plettenberg Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay road trip site .

Plettenberg Bay is very close to Knysna. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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