14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Knysna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hermanus
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
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 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, walk around Plett Puzzle Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Scarab Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Knysna day trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Knysna is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Knysna. Traveling from Mumbai in September, things will get colder in Knysna: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness Beach
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Fairview Wine and Cheese and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. Step off the beaten path and head to Bloubergstrand Beach and Fish Hoek Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. When in Hermanus, make a side trip to see Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip planning site .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Shark Diving

2
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Designs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, and then view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Hoedspruit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Hermanus, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hoedspruit, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Kumbaya Home Decor ©
Kumbaya Home Decor

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