8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Port Elizabeth
— 1 day
Drive
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Knysna
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive
4
Worcester
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cape Town
— 4 nights

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Port Elizabeth — 1 day

Windy City

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 3rd (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth trip planner.

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 3-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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Knysna.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, then stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna day trip planning site.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Knysna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. February in Knysna sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mossel Bay.
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Cape Saint Blaize Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Janine Iron and Washing Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diaz Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Worcester.
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Worcester — 1 night

Worcester is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Q Square, do a tasting at Stettyn Cellar, and then tee off at Worcester Golf Club.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Worcester day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Worcester takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Mossel Bay in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Worcester: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.
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Cape Town — 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online vacation planner.

Drive from Worcester to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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