14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 15​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, examine the collection at Calitzdorp Museum, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, then experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and finally look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn vacation maker app .

Nairobi, Kenya to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Calitzdorp Museum
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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.
Visit Brenton on Sea and Noetzie for some beach relaxation. Holy Trinity Church and Jandreart Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: La Carla Mask Atelier (in Plettenberg Bay) and The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Buffalo Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip maker .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Knysna

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The Crags, La Carla Mask Atelier, Noetzie
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Elephant Sanctuary ©
Elephant Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater, then stroll through Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hermanus trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Knysna to Hermanus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Clifton Beaches and Boulders Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Boschendal Wine Estate in Groot Drakenstein, approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online trip itinerary maker .

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. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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