16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Train to Euston Station, Fly to George
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Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive
3
Knysna
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive
5
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Birds of Eden, stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Trail.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Plettenberg Bay, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Nature / Park
Robberg Nature Reserve
4.8
Birds of Eden ©
Nature / Park
Birds of Eden
4.7
Otter Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Otter Trail
4.9

1
night
Jeffreys Bay

Thanks to the proximity of top tourist spots, Jeffreys Bay vacations allow you to surf, fish, tag sharks, watch wildlife, ride horses along the beach, and experience the world's highest bungee jump all on the same day.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewhaha Craft Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Jeffrey's Bay Shell Museum (Charlotte Kritzinger Shell Museum), and then stroll through Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jeffreys Bay road trip app.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Jeffreys Bay in 2 hours. November in Jeffreys Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches
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4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Cango Caves, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, browse the exhibits of Jandreart Studio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Knysna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Jeffreys Bay to Knysna in 2.5 hours. November in Knysna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Cango Caves ©
Cave
Cango Caves
4.5
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Nature / Park
Knysna Elephant Park
4.5
Knysna Heads ©
Geologic Formation
Knysna Heads
4.7

1
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Mossel Bay

Bay of Attraction

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.
Nkonzo Wildlife Research has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nkonzo Wildlife Research, and then walk around Harry Giddy Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Nkonzo Wildlife Research ©
Nature / Park
Nkonzo Wildlife Research
4.8

2
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Stellenbosch

City of Oaks

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 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum, then learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate, and then learn about winemaking at Stellenrust Winery.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stellenbosch trip builder site.

You can drive from Mossel Bay to Stellenbosch in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Mossel Bay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Stellenbosch, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Waterford Estate ©
Winery / Vineyard
Waterford Estate
4.8

5
nights
Cape Town

Mother City

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 the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Stellenbosch to Cape Town by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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