6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
George
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
3
Wilderness
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
4
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at District Six Museum, stop by Jack Friedman V&A WaterFront, then meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
George

George ©
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Redberry Farm, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robertson Brewing Co..

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Traveling by flight from Cape Town to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Wilderness.

Things to do in George

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm
Robertson Brewing Co. ©
Robertson Brewing Co.

few
hours
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 8th (Fri): stop by Tiny Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wilderness trip planner.

Wilderness is just a stone's throw from George. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Tsitsikamma National Park

Tsitsikamma National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the views from Suspension Bridge, then hike along Otter Trail, then take in the views from Storms River bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tsitsikamma National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Storms River bridge
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Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree

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