13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Knysna
— 4 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Riyadh

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.
Bring the kids along to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Robben Island Museum and Clifton Beaches. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and stroll through Cape Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape Town tour itinerary builder site .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Cape Town. Traveling from Riyadh in January, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

1
night
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santos Beach and then stroll through St. Blaize Trail.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Mossel Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in January, plan for little chillier days in Mossel Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Knysna RIB Adventures. Visiting Cango Caves and Knysna Heads will get you outdoors. Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Wilderness) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Knysna trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Knysna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Knysna are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Dolphin Trail, Cango Caves, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 12th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then stroll through Birds of Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary tool .

Plettenberg Bay is very close to Knysna. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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