17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa tour planner

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Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
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Knysna
— 1 night
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George
— 1 night
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
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Calitzdorp
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Hermanus
— 1 night
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Paarl
— 1 night
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 5 nights
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Langebaan
— 1 night
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Tsitsikamma National Park

— 2 nights
On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, walk through an 800-year-old forest of endemic yellowwood trees, explore diverse coastlines, and hit the array of hiking trails.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours as well as Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip builder website.

Johannesburg to Tsitsikamma National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tsitsikamma National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Knysna

— 1 night
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

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Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Knysna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for George.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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George

— 1 night
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Outeniqua Transport Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Mon), get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, and then kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our George day trip planning tool.

Drive from Knysna to George in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in George when traveling from Knysna in April, with lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

Mossel Bay

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santos Beach. On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santos Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay route planner.

Drive from George to Mossel Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
You've now added Safari Ostrich Show Farm to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): Head underground at Cango Caves and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn online travel planner.

Drive from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mossel Bay in April, Oudtshoorn is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calitzdorp.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Calitzdorp

De Krans Wines has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), do a tasting at De Krans Wines.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Calitzdorp trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp takes an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Hermanus.

Things to do in Calitzdorp

Wineries
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Hermanus

— 1 night
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You've now added Voelklip Beach to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Calitzdorp to Hermanus takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Paarl.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Paarl

— 1 night

Pearl of the Winelands

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.
On the 15th (Fri), learn about winemaking at La Motte Wine Estate and then take an in-depth tour of Huguenot Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paarl trip planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Paarl in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paarl can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:

Stellenbosch

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spier Wine Farm as well as The Stellenbosch Village Museum. On the 16th (Sat), do a tasting at Spier Wine Farm and then get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch vacation site.

Stellenbosch is just a stone's throw from Paarl. In April, daily temperatures in Stellenbosch can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sun) before leaving for Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Cape Town

— 5 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain National Park, Robben Island Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip maker.

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cape Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Langebaan.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Langebaan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Langebaan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Langebaan takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Langebaan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Langebaan

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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South Africa travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.