15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: George
Drive:  45 min
1
Mossel Bay
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Franschhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Paarl
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Rawsonville
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Tulbagh
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
10
Knysna
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
End: George

1
day
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.
On the 1st (Wed), trek along St. Blaize Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santos Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay trip itinerary planning site.

George to Mossel Bay is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mossel Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

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

1
night
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, learn about winemaking at Eikehof, then learn about winemaking at Stony Brook Vineyards, then examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, and finally cruise along Franschhoek Pass.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Franschhoek vacation builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mossel Bay to Franschhoek takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Franschhoek, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Franschhoek

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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Stony Brook Vineyards ©
Stony Brook Vineyards
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

2
nights
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Dyman Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Dorp Street. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Rupert Museum and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Stellenbosch trip website.

Stellenbosch is just a short distance from Franschhoek. In April, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Paarl.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Museums Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
The Stellenbosch Village Museum ©
The Stellenbosch Village Museum

1
night
Paarl

Paarl ©
The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Spice Route Destination, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and then stroll through Ashia.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paarl route site.

Paarl is just a short distance from Stellenbosch. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Rawsonville.

Things to do in Paarl

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Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Ashia ©
Ashia

1
night
Rawsonville

Rawsonville ©
Rawsonville is a small wine growing and farming community in the Breede River Valley of the Western Cape province of South Africa. On the 6th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Merwida Wine Cellar, learn about winemaking at Du Toitskloof Wines, and then learn about winemaking at Badsberg Winery.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rawsonville tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Paarl to Rawsonville in an hour. April in Rawsonville sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tulbagh.

Things to do in Rawsonville

Wineries
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Du Toitskloof Wines ©
Du Toitskloof Wines
Merwida Wine Cellar ©
Merwida Wine Cellar
Badsberg Winery ©
Badsberg Winery

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Tulbagh

Tulbagh ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): experience rural life at Oakhurst Olives and then relax in the rural setting at Murludi Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tulbagh attractions planner.

Getting from Rawsonville to Tulbagh by car takes about an hour. April in Tulbagh sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Tulbagh

Shopping
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Oakhurst Olives ©
Oakhurst Olives

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, learn about winemaking at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tulbagh to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at King's Beach and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth day trip app.

You can fly from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Port Elizabeth, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

2
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 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally make a splash at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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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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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of St George's Anglican Church, hike along Drupkelders Hiking Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna day trip planner.

Knysna is just a short distance from Plettenberg Bay. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
St George's Anglican Church ©
St George's Anglican Church

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