11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa trip maker

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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darling
— 1 night
Drive
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive
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Greyton
— 1 night
Drive
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Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive
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Knysna
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
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Cape Town

— 3 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, stroll through Signal Hill, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town route app.

Bamako, Mali to Cape Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bamako to Cape Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bamako in November, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Darling.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Darling

— 1 night
Darling is a small town in a farming area on the west coast region of the Western Cape, about 75 km from Cape Town.By the beginning of the 18th century about 29 farmers lived in an area called Groenkloof and on one of these farms, Langfontein, Darling was founded in 1853. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at !Khwa ttu and then stroll through Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Darling day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cape Town to Darling in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Darling

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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Stellenbosch

— 1 night

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then do a tasting at Eikehof, and then take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stellenbosch travel route planner.

Drive from Darling to Stellenbosch in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Greyton.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Greyton

— 1 night
Greyton is a small town in the Overberg area in the Western Cape, South Africa.Early historyBefore Greyton was established in 1854, the verdant plains and forested ravines of the area were home to the Hassequas khoikhoi tribe who had their kraals near the Gobos river, which they named after their ancestral chief. On the 12th (Fri), do a tasting at Lord's Wines and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greyton Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Greyton trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Greyton in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Greyton are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Greyton

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

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Swellendam

— 1 night
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 13th (Sat), tee off at Swellendam Golf Course, explore the galleries of Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, and finally stop by Chocolat Etc..

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Swellendam holiday maker.

You can drive from Greyton to Swellendam in 1.5 hours. In November in Swellendam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Swellendam

Golf · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
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Knysna

— 1 night
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Knysna Elephant Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna visit website.

Getting from Swellendam to Knysna by car takes about 3 hours. November in Knysna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Port Elizabeth

— 2 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Port Elizabeth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.