16 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

16 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

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16 days in Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Knysna
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River), Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and Storms River bridge (in Port Elizabeth). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Knysna trip builder site .

Johannesburg to Knysna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect nights in Knysna to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma National Park, Oudtshoorn, Storms River bridge
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip app .

You can fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 1:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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