14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Bloemfontein
1
Bloemfontein
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Saint Francis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Bloemfontein

4
nights
Bloemfontein

Bloemfontein ©
Poetically hailed as the "city of roses" and the birthplace of J.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anglo Boer War Museum and Naval Hill Planetarium. You'll explore and learn at Oliewenhuis Art Museum and South African Armour Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Free State National Botanical Garden, stroll through Zanchieta Wild Cat Farm, and admire all the interesting features of Vodacom Park.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bloemfontein. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Bloemfontein

Parks Museums Shopping
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Bagamoya Wildlife Estate ©
Bagamoya Wildlife Estate
Oliewenhuis Art Museum ©
Oliewenhuis Art Museum
Gallery on Leviseur ©
Gallery on Leviseur

1
night
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Dolphin Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Bloemfontein to Jeffreys Bay. Traveling from Bloemfontein in December, expect nights in Jeffreys Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Francis Bay.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Saint Francis Bay

Saint Francis Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Seal Point, then enjoy the sea views from Seal Point Lighthouse, and then stroll through Port St Francis.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Francis Bay driving holiday planner.

Saint Francis Bay is just a stone's throw from Jeffreys Bay. In December in Saint Francis Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seal Point Lighthouse
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Port St Francis ©
Port St Francis
Seal Point ©
Seal Point
Seal Point Lighthouse ©
Seal Point Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Storms River Suspension Bridge, Face Adrenalin - Bloukrans Bungy and Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the views from Storms River Suspension Bridge, then whizz through the canopy at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, then get outside with Face Adrenalin - Bloukrans Bungy, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tsitsikamma National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tsitsikamma National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Saint Francis Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park in 1.5 hours. December in Tsitsikamma National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours ©
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Storms River Suspension Bridge ©
Storms River Suspension Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve and then stroll through Birds of Eden. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip planning site .

Getting from Tsitsikamma National Park to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. December in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

2
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.
Pledge Nature Reserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pledge Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Knysna holiday planner .

Knysna is very close to Plettenberg Bay. In December in Knysna, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

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