14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
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Swellendam
— 2 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
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Knysna
— 3 nights

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Franschhoek Motor Museum and Topiary Wines. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, get great views at Cape Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online trip maker.

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Magpie Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, view the masterpieces at IBIS Gallery, view the masterpieces at Hick's Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Apostolic Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Swellendam vacation planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Swellendam by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Swellendam can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Swellendam

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Magpie Gallery ©
Magpie Gallery

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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Outeniqua Transport Museum and De Krans Wines. Step off the beaten path and head to Meiringspoort and Swartberg Pass. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Calitzdorp Museum (in Calitzdorp) and St Mark's Cathedral (in George). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal.

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You can drive from Swellendam to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. June in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Brenton on Sea and Knysna Lagoon. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden Route National Park and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Knysna trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Knysna, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

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