7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Port Elizabeth
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Cape St Francis
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Nature's Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Knysna
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Wilderness
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
6
George
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Johannesburg

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Port Elizabeth

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary website.

Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape St Francis.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

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Cape St Francis

Cape St Francis ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanccob Eastern Cape - Penguin Rehabilitation Center and then enjoy the sea views from Seal Point Lighthouse.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape St Francis online trip builder.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Cape St Francis by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Cape St Francis sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Nature's Valley.

Things to do in Cape St Francis

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Seal Point Lighthouse ©
Seal Point Lighthouse

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Nature's Valley

Nature's Valley ©
Nature's Valley is a holiday resort and small village on the Garden Route along the southern Cape coast of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Natures Valley Beach and then stroll through Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nature's Valley trip itinerary website.

Getting from Cape St Francis to Nature's Valley by car takes about 2 hours. February in Nature's Valley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Nature's Valley

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail
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Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail ©
Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail
Natures Valley Beach ©
Natures Valley Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Knysna day trip website.

Getting from Nature's Valley to Knysna by car takes about an hour. In February in Knysna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilderness trip builder.

You can drive from Knysna to Wilderness in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for George.
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Dolphin Point Lookout ©
Dolphin Point Lookout

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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.
Oubaai Golf Course has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near George: Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves, &more). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Redberry Farm, stop by The Fudgemaster, view the masterpieces at Cape Palette Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Outeniqua Transport Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the George online route planner.

George is just a stone's throw from Wilderness. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in George

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trip

Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Redberry Farm ©
Redberry Farm

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