14 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

14 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

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Knysna
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Cape Town
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Knysna

— 5 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), The Crags (Birds of Eden, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, &more) and Oudtshoorn (Highgate Ostrich Show Farm & Cango Caves). The adventure continues: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, trek along Waterfall Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Knysna vacation planning tool.

Johannesburg to Knysna is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in January, plan for slightly colder days in Knysna, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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Cape Town

— 8 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, beaches, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, explore the activities along Hout Bay, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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