13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Lilongwe
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Lilongwe


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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brenton on Sea, and then browse for treasures at Leisure Isle Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Knysna tour builder app .

Lilongwe, Malawi to Knysna is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lilongwe in May, you will find days in Knysna are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get great views at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Agulhas trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Knysna to Cape Agulhas in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Knysna in June since evenings lows in Cape Agulhas dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

4
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grotto Beach and Funky Vibes. Attractions like Voelklip Beach and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stop by Klein River Cheese, stroll through Fernkloof Nature Reserve, browse for treasures at The Book Collector, and take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hermanus trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In June in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Stanford
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Fernkloof Nature Reserve ©
Fernkloof Nature Reserve

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Biscuit Mill and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Fish Hoek Beach. Step out of Cape Town to go to Groot Drakenstein and see Boschendal Wine Estate, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, and stop by AVOOVA.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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