9 days in Knysna & Stellenbosch Itinerary

9 days in Knysna & Stellenbosch Itinerary

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9 days in Knysna & Stellenbosch Itinerary

Start: Knysna
1
Knysna
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Knysna

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay), The Crags (Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, Birds of Eden, & more) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, take in the views from Suspension Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna tour itinerary planner .

December in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

2
nights
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Explore Stellenbosch's surroundings by going to Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass & First South African Perfume Museum). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Waterford Estate, stroll around Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and steep yourself in history at Boschendal Wine Estate.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stellenbosch online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Stellenbosch takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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