6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel route maker

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Worcester
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Barrydale
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Ladismith
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Oudtshoorn
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Wilderness
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Knysna
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Tsitsikamma National Park
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Knysna
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Wilderness
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George
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Mossel Bay
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Elgin
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Worcester

Worcester is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Worcester trip app.

Cape Town to Worcester is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Worcester are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barrydale.

Things to do in Worcester

Wineries · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Barrydale

Barrydale is a village located on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barrydale vacation planner.

You can drive from Worcester to Barrydale in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Barrydale are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Ladismith on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Barrydale

Shopping · Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors

Ladismith

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ladismith trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Barrydale to Ladismith takes an hour. You'll set off for Oudtshoorn on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Ladismith

Shopping

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cango Ostrich Show Farm. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Cango Ostrich Show Farm.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ladismith to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. In July in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Tours
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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.
For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wilderness day trip planning app.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.
To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Knysna trip builder.

Getting from Wilderness to Knysna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Wilderness in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Knysna. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Tsitsikamma National Park

— 1 night
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 29th (Thu): snap pictures at Suspension Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tsitsikamma National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Knysna on the 30th (Fri).
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Knysna

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Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Wilderness on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Wilderness

— 1 night
For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilderness travel route site.

You can drive from Knysna to Wilderness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Wilderness, with lows around 8°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off to George.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

George

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garden Route Botanical Gardens as well as Outeniqua Transport Museum. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden Route Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our George trip itinerary website.

George is just a short distance from Wilderness. July in George sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks · Museums

Mossel Bay

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay route planning website.

You can drive from George to Mossel Bay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Elgin.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Elgin

— 1 night
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You can drive from Mossel Bay to Elgin in 3.5 hours. August in Elgin sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Elgin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.