16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
flight:  20​h
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Skukuza
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Port Elizabeth
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Johannesburg
— 1 night
flight:  20​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 20-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mumbai in November, with highs in Johannesburg at 32°C and lows at 15°C. You'll set off for Skukuza on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

3
nights
Skukuza

Skukuza ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Sabi Sand Game Reserve and then take in panoramic vistas at God's Window. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Skukuza attractions website .

Explore your travel options from Johannesburg to Skukuza with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Skukuza

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trips

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, God's Window, Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club
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Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club ©
Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Club
Sabi Sand Game Reserve ©
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
God's Window ©
God's Window

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Skukuza to Cape Town. In November, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and The Crags (Birds of Eden, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna travel route planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Knysna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Knysna, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): meet the residents at Bayworld and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Elizabeth trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Knysna to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Bayworld ©
Bayworld

1
night
Johannesburg

Johannesburg
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Elizabeth in November, you will find days in Johannesburg are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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