5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
George
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Wilderness
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Knysna
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get your game on at Happy Valley and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our George trip maker website .

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you will find days in George are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in George

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Dutch Reformed Mother Church ©
Dutch Reformed Mother Church

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Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stop by Hemingways of Hermanus, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hermanus trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from George to Hermanus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Hermanus

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, and finally look for gifts at Tiny Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wilderness trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Wilderness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Map of Africa Viewpoint ©
Map of Africa Viewpoint
Dolphin Point Lookout ©
Dolphin Point Lookout

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and finally explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Knysna trip builder site .

Getting from Wilderness to Knysna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

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Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay holiday website .

Plettenberg Bay is just a short distance from Knysna. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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