13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
3
Cape Agulhas
— Few hours
4
Swellendam
— 1 night
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
6
Knysna
— 3 nights

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Franschhoek Motor Museum and Fairview Wine and Cheese. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Groot Constantia and Robben Island Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Town tour itinerary planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Cape Town is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Cape Town at 24°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek Motor Museum, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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nights
Hermanus

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 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Bouchard Finlayson Winery, then do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux, then do a tasting at Ataraxia Wines, and finally stroll through Kwaaiwater.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

few
hours
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

Plan trip to Cape Agulhas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas in 2 hours. In May in Cape Agulhas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Swellendam.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

1
night
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Apostolic Church, don't miss a visit to NG Kerk Swellendam, then take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Swellendam trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Swellendam takes 1.5 hours. In May in Swellendam, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Swellendam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
NG Kerk Swellendam ©
NG Kerk Swellendam
Old Apostolic Church ©
Old Apostolic Church

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Karusa Vineyards and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wineries
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Brenton on Sea and Holy Trinity Church. Change things up with a short trip to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in The Crags (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park and stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna online trip builder.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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