14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
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Swellendam
— 1 night
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Hermanus
— 3 nights
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Cape Town
— 2 nights

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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.
Get outdoors at Garden Route National Park and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Step off the beaten path and head to Brenton on Sea and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. It doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Mosaic Outdoor Market.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna road trip tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Knysna is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in September, with highs in Knysna at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo, and then explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Peter Bayly Wines, learn about winemaking at Boplaas, then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and finally stop by Cali Craft & Gems.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip builder app.

You can drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Peter Bayly Wines ©
Peter Bayly Wines
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
La Chocolaterie Rococo ©
La Chocolaterie Rococo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Wilderbraam Berry Estate, look for gifts at Bee Things, then take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Die Biltong Boetiek.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Swellendam trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Swellendam takes 3 hours. October in Swellendam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Swellendam

Shopping · Museums
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Wilderbraam Berry Estate ©
Wilderbraam Berry Estate
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stony Point Penguin Colony and Voelklip Beach. Head to Lembu Gallery & Studio and The Book Collectorfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, look for gifts at Quirk & Leopard, and learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Dieux.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Swellendam to Hermanus in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bloubergstrand Beach and Clifton Beaches. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franschhoek Motor Museum and Groot Constantia. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Old Biscuit Mill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online tour planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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