15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tulbagh
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Storms River
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Port Elizabeth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Knysna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Cape Town
— 2 nights
End: Cape Town

1
night
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 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and then get great views at Cape Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. November in Cape Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulbagh.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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nights
Tulbagh

Tulbagh
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tulbagh journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Tulbagh takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tulbagh are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Tulbagh

Wineries Shopping Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mossel Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulbagh to Mossel Bay takes 4 hours. When traveling from Tulbagh in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mossel Bay: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Oudtshoorn
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail as well as Plettenberg Beach. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): trek along Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail and then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park and then kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay vacation planner.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Storms River.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Knysna Elephant Park, Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail ©
Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail

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Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Otter Trail. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Suspension Bridge and then hike along Otter Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Storms River journey app.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Storms River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Storms River

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

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nights
Port Elizabeth

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.
To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Storms River to Port Elizabeth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Port Elizabeth sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 (Mon): get great views at Dolphin Point Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Knysna sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Port Elizabeth to Knysna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Knysna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Dolphin Point Lookout
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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
On the 20th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in November, you will find days in Cape Town are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Two Oceans Aquarium ©
Two Oceans Aquarium
Lion's Head ©
Lion's Head
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill

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