14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Wilderness
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
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.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve, stop by Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists, and then take in the views from Storms River Bridge (Paul Sauer Bridge).

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in June, with highs in Port Elizabeth at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Mastertons Coffee and Tea Specialists ©
Storms River bridge ©
Storms River bridge

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes FlyTime Paragliding South Africa as well as Knysna Heads. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buffalo Bay and Plettenberg Beach. For shopping fun, head to Scarab Village or Mosaic Outdoor Market. When in Knysna, make a side trip to see Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in The Crags, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors and explore the galleries of Jandreart Studio.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Knysna online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Knysna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wilderness.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

1
night
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): ride a horse along Garden Route Horse Trails, kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wilderness tour builder site .

Traveling by bus from Knysna to Wilderness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Knysna in June, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Wilderness. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cape Palette Art Gallery
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Garden Route Horse Trails ©
Garden Route Horse Trails
Cape Palette Art Gallery ©
Cape Palette Art Gallery

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Platteklip Gorge and Lynx Wines. Relax by the water at Bloubergstrand Beach and Boulders Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass & Eikehof) and Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, do a tasting at Beau Constantia, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach.

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You can fly from Wilderness to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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