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:  17​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Fish Hoek Beach. Visiting Cape Point and Robben Island Museum will get you outdoors. Step out of Cape Town to go to Franschhoek and see Franschhoek Motor Museum, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip builder site .

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for little chillier days in Cape Town, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek Motor Museum, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kids will enjoy Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. Explore hidden gems such as Stony Point Penguin Colony and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa (in Cape Agulhas) and First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek). There's more to do: go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus tour website .

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, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

First South African Perfume Museum, Stony Point Penguin Colony, Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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.
Visit Brenton on Sea and Wilderness Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Garden Route National Park and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Storms River Suspension Bridge in Tsitsikamma National Park (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Knysna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Knysna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hermanus in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Knysna, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Suspension Bridge, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

2
nights
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Durban vacation builder .

You can fly from Knysna to Durban in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Knysna in October; daily highs in Durban reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

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