14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
3
Hazyview
— 3 nights
4
Knysna
— 4 nights

3
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'll discover tucked-away gems like Franschhoek Pass and Eikehof. Get in touch with nature at Twelve Apostles and Bloubergstrand Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park), Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, and stroll through Fish Hoek Beach.

Plan trip to Cape Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Franschhoek, West Coast National Park, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Highlights from your plan
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon ©
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
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 Stony Point Penguin Colony and Hermanus Cliff Path. Take a break from the city and head to Grotto Beach and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, look for gifts at Rossouw Modern, take in the exciting artwork at Originals Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Hamilton Russell Vineyards.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hermanus online travel planner.

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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Hazyview.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

3
nights
Hazyview

Hazyview ©
A gateway to the popular Kruger National Park, Hazyview boasts an enviable location in South Africa's lowveld, surrounded by a staggering number of both natural and historic sites.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Bourkes' Luck Potholes. Take a break from the city and head to Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Hazyview: Wonder View (in Graskop) and Sudwala Caves (in Nelspruit). It doesn't end there: stroll through Elephant Whispers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hazyview trip builder app.

You can fly from Hermanus to Hazyview in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Hazyview sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Hazyview

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Wonder View, Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Sudwala Caves, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Elephant Whispers ©
Elephant Whispers

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Garden Route National Park and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brenton on Sea and Plettenberg Beach. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary (in The Crags), Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth) and Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, stop by Glass Roots Studio, enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, and snap pictures at Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Knysna trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hazyview to Knysna takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hazyview in November, plan for slightly colder days in Knysna, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Storms River bridge, Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Beach
Highlights from your plan
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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