6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
George
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
3
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
5
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
End: Cape Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles, then stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cape Town. November in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to George.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the George trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to George takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in George: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Knysna.

Things to do in George

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wilderness Beach
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Victoria Bay ©
Victoria Bay

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nights
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 2nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, then stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Old Gaol and Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by MLink Glass Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay, and then kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Knysna trip planner .

Take a bus from George to Knysna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Knysna are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
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Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
On the 4th (Wed), experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then get engrossed in the history at C.P Nel Museum, and then stroll through Meerkat Magic.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Museums
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C.P Nel Museum ©
C.P Nel Museum
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

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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 5th (Thu), look for gifts at La Chocolaterie Rococo, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Blaize Trail, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mossel Bay itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

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St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Shark Diving
La Chocolaterie Rococo ©
La Chocolaterie Rococo

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