25 days in South Africa Itinerary

25 days in South Africa Itinerary

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25 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Knysna
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Jeffreys Bay
— 14 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

2
nights
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 18th (Wed), stop by La Chocolaterie Rococo, then learn about winemaking at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, then enjoy the sea views from Cape St Blaize Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Santos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Shark Lab, and then hike along St. Blaize Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mossel Bay trip simple and quick.

Cape Town to Mossel Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: highs in Mossel Bay hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar ©
Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then explore the striking landscape of Wilderness National Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wilderness day trip planning site .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Wilderness by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. December in Wilderness sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gerickes Point. On the 22nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gerickes Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, stop by Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers, and then kick back and relax at Buffalo Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Knysna journey builder .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Knysna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Birds of Eden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Anglican Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay travel planning site .

Plettenberg Bay is very close to Knysna. In December, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

14
nights
Jeffreys Bay

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.
Head to Daniell Cheetah Project and Fountains Mallfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Seal Point and Dutch Reformed Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Jeffreys Bay side-trips: African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary (in Thornhill), Saint Francis Bay (Port St Francis, St.Francis Links, & more) and Cape St Francis (Seal Point Lighthouse, Sanccob Eastern Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center, & more).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeffreys Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Jeffreys Bay in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Jeffreys Bay are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape, Daniell Cheetah Project, African Dawn Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Seal Point ©
Seal Point

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