13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cape Agulhas
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
4
Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Knysna
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Singapore

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 Groot Constantia and Franschhoek Motor Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Fairview Wine and Cheese in Suider Paarl, approximately Suider Paarl away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town road trip app.

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in May: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 24°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Fairview Wine and Cheese, Franschhoek Motor Museum
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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

2
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 more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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 Nature Parks
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa
Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa

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.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, 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 see reviews, more things to do, photos, 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

Scenic Drive Outdoors 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 Featherbed Nature Reserve. 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, 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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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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