14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
George
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Platteklip Gorge and then stroll through Cape Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Foxy Beach, then kick back and relax at St. James Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Victoria Road (M6).

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip app .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
St. James Beach ©
St. James Beach

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, then explore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves, then stroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and finally stop by Stone House Estate Cheeses. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Pringle Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kleinmond Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio, and finally stroll through Kwaaiwater.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus day trip planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to George.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Seaside Dunes, Pringle Bay Beach, Kleinmond Beach
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Phillipskop Mountain Reserve ©
Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Pringle Bay  Beach ©
Pringle Bay Beach
Kleinmond Beach ©
Kleinmond Beach

3
nights
George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Step out of the city life by going to Nkonzo Wildlife Research and Outeniqua Pass. Explore hidden gems such as George Golf Club and St Mark's Cathedral. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Herold Wine Estate, view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Robertson Brewing Co., and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our George travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in George can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Knysna.

Things to do in George

Parks Golf Wildlife

Side Trip

Nkonzo Wildlife Research
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Outeniqua Pass ©
Outeniqua Pass
Nkonzo Wildlife Research ©
Nkonzo Wildlife Research
George Golf Club ©
George Golf Club

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Buffalo Bay. Visiting Radical Raptors and Plettenberg Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Drupkelders Hiking Trail, look for gifts at The Waterfront Knysna Quays, pause for some photo ops at Dalene Matthee Memorial, and view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Knysna driving holiday tool .

Getting from George to Knysna by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October in Knysna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perdepoort Horse Tails and De Zeekoe Farm. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at RPRX - Real People Real Xperiences, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaaiman's River, stop by The Pearl Shop, and view the masterpieces at Pharoah Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wilderness online day trip planner .

Getting from Knysna to Wilderness by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

De Zeekoe Farm
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Perdepoort Horse Tails ©
Perdepoort Horse Tails
Kaaiman's River ©
Kaaiman's River
Dolphin Point Lookout ©
Dolphin Point Lookout

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