15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Graaff-Reinet
— 1 day
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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
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Hermanus
— 2 nights
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Cape Town
— 6 nights

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Graaff-Reinet

Graaff-Reinet
Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at The Reinet House, see the interesting displays at Urquhart House Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St James the Great Anglican Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Hester Rupert Art Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Graaff-Reinet trip planner.

Kareedouw to Graaff-Reinet is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart House Museum
Urquhart House Museum
The Reinet House ©
The Reinet House
St James the Great Anglican Church ©
St James the Great Anglican Church

1
night
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): trek along Waterfall Trail, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Graaff-Reinet to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden Route National Park and Wilderness Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Plettenberg Beach (in Plettenberg Bay) and The Crags (Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary & Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Bay, and explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Knysna trip planning app.

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Knysna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©

Ostrich Capital of the World

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Jude's Anglican Church, then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves

1
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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

Find out how to plan Cape Agulhas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Cape Agulhas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, and then go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hermanus road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bloubergstrand Beach and Pisces Divers. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, examine the collection at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, and trek along Platteklip Gorge.

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You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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