59 days in South Africa Itinerary

59 days in South Africa Itinerary

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59 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Durban
— 15 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Knysna
— 14 nights
Bus:  30​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 14 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Cape Town
— 12 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

15
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston), Thompson's Bay Beach (in Ballito) and Barn Swallow (in Mount Moreland). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at uShaka Marine World, stroll through Umgeni River Bird Park, kick back and relax at Golden Mile, and find something for the whole family at Big Rush Urban Adrenaline.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Durban online trip builder .

London, UK to Durban is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Durban. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Durban at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Nottingham Road, Pietermaritzburg, Lidgetton, Springside Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Moses Mabhida Stadium ©
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

14
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch & The Cango Caves), De Rust (Doornkraal Padstal, Meiringspoort Waterfall, & more) and Wilderness (Kaaiman's River, Palms Garden Square, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Bollard Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cola Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Knysna trip planner .

Getting from Durban to Knysna by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durban in February, with highs in Knysna at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wilderness, De Rust, George, Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

14
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Storms River (The Dolphin Trail & Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Otter Trail, Storms River Suspension Bridge, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Wed) at Adventure Land - Water Slides and Play Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Plettenberg Bay is just a short distance from Knysna. In March, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

12
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point.

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You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, First South African Perfume Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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