8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: George
Bus:  1 h
1
Knysna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mossel Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint Francis Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
George
— 1 day
End: George

3
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.
Knysna is known for nature, parks, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, examine the collection at The Motorcycle Room, trek along Garden of Eden, and stroll through Knysna Elephant Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Knysna trip tool.

George to Knysna is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive. March in Knysna sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Shark Lab, then hike along St. Blaize Trail, and then learn about winemaking at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay trip maker.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room ©
Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
The Shark Lab ©
The Shark Lab

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip builder.

Drive from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off to Saint Francis Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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hours
Saint Francis Bay

Saint Francis Bay
You've now added Port St Francis to your itinerary.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Francis Bay attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Saint Francis Bay takes 2 hours. April in Saint Francis Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to George.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to George (Outeniqua Transport Museum & Groot Brakrivier Island). There's much more to do: take in the views from Suspension Bridge, don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, hike along Otter Trail, and stroll through Waterfall Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsitsikamma National Park trip planning website.

Drive from George to Tsitsikamma National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Tsitsikamma National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

George
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Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

1
day
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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our George trip planner.

Getting from Saint Francis Bay to George by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in George, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in George

Outdoors Tours Parks
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