15 days in Stellenbosch, Cape Town & Knysna Itinerary

15 days in Stellenbosch, Cape Town & Knysna Itinerary

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15 days in Stellenbosch, Cape Town & Knysna Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Knysna
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, then try out the rides at Acrobranch Stellenbosch, and then learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stellenbosch trip maker tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Stellenbosch is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in August: high temperatures in Stellenbosch hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape of Good Hope and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, hike along Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

5
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Robberg Nature Reserve and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: The Cango Caves (in Oudtshoorn), Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail & Waterfall Trail) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Birds of Eden, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Knysna visit planning app .

Getting from Cape Town to Knysna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Cango Caves
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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