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:  4​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sutherland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Knysna
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Company's Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass & Franschhoek Motor Museum). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, and stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sutherland.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Company's Gardens ©
Company's Gardens

1
night
Sutherland

Sutherland ©
Sutherland is a town with about 2,841 inhabitants in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. On the 27th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Sutherland Planetarium, then see the sky in a new way at Southern Africa Large Telescope, then relax in the rural setting at Blesfontein Farm, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sutherland NG Kerk.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sutherland online road trip planner .

Drive from Cape Town to Sutherland in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Knysna.

Things to do in Sutherland

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
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Southern Africa Large Telescope ©
Southern Africa Large Telescope
Blesfontein Farm ©
Blesfontein Farm
Sutherland NG Kerk ©
Sutherland NG Kerk

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wilderness Beach and Storms River Suspension Bridge. When in Knysna, make a side trip to see Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary in The Crags, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, stroll through Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Knysna journey planner .

You can drive from Sutherland to Knysna in 5.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Beach
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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