12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Dusseldorf
Fly:  25​h
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gansbaai
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Dusseldorf

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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
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Dusseldorf, Germany to Addo Elephant National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Addo Elephant National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in January, things will get warmer in Addo Elephant National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jeffreys Bay.

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Addo Elephant National Park ©
Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

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Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
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Traveling by car from Addo Elephant National Park to Jeffreys Bay takes 2 hours. In January in Jeffreys Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for Tsitsikamma National Park on the 13th (Sat).

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Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tsitsikamma National Park.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsitsikamma National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jeffreys Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tsitsikamma National Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

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Tsitsikamma National Park ©
Tsitsikamma National Park

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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.
To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Knysna trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Cape Agulhas on the 16th (Tue).

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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
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Drive from Knysna to Cape Agulhas in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off toGansbaai.

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Gansbaai

Gansbaai
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
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Getting from Cape Agulhas to Gansbaai by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Gansbaai sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. You'll set off for Stellenbosch on the 17th (Wed).

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Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
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 17th (Wed): stroll through Pringle Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stellenbosch online holiday planner .

You can drive from Gansbaai to Stellenbosch in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

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Pringle Bay Beach, The Franschhoek Motor Museum, Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
The Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
The Franschhoek Motor Museum

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Maclear's Beacon.

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Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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Maclear's Beacon ©
Maclear's Beacon

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