16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  12 h
1
Port Elizabeth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Bus:  30 min
4
Knysna
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Wilderness
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
8
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
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 15th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dockside Brewery and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Port Elizabeth, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Safaris

1
night
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay ©
Jeffreys Bay is a town located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Dolphin Beach, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewhaha Craft Brewery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jeffreys Bay route planner.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay by car takes about an hour. April in Jeffreys Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach
Brewhaha Craft Brewery ©
Brewhaha Craft Brewery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jeffreys Bay to Plettenberg Bay takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

1
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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

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Knysna is very close to Plettenberg Bay. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

2
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Wilderness Lagoon and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilderness National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perdepoort Horse Tails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilderness Beach, and then look for gifts at Tiny Shop.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wilderness visit planning website .

You can drive from Knysna to Wilderness in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wilderness, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Wilderness Lagoon ©
Wilderness Lagoon

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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 23rd (Thu), stop by La Chocolaterie Rococo, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santos Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay trip planner.

Drive from Wilderness to Mossel Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mossel Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
Horseback Riding Tours
La Chocolaterie Rococo ©
La Chocolaterie Rococo

1
night
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 24th (Fri): do a tasting at Waterford Estate and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stellenbosch trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Mossel Bay to Stellenbosch in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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