17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Durban
Drive:  7​h
1
Coffee Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Port Alfred
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Bathurst
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Grahamstown
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Knysna
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
7
George
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Wilderness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Tsitsikamma National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
11
Morgan's Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Durban

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nights
Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay ©
For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Coffee Bay travel route planner

Durban to Coffee Bay is an approximately 7-hour car ride. In November, Coffee Bay is little chillier than Durban - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Alfred.
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Hole in the Wall ©
Hole in the Wall

1
night
Port Alfred

Port Alfred ©
Port Alfred is a small town with a population of just under 26,000 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Fish River Lighthouse and then explore the activities along Kowie River.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Alfred tour itinerary builder

Drive from Coffee Bay to Port Alfred in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Bathurst.

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Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kowie River ©
Kowie River
Fish River Lighthouse ©
Fish River Lighthouse

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Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is about inland from Port Alfred, on the R67 road, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Clumber Church and then pause for some photo ops at The Big Pineapple.

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Bathurst is just a short distance from Port Alfred. In November, daytime highs in Bathurst are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grahamstown.

Things to do in Bathurst

Historic Sites
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Clumber Church ©
Clumber Church
The Big Pineapple ©
The Big Pineapple

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hours
Grahamstown

Grahamstown
Grahamstown is a city of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grahamstown trip planner

Getting from Bathurst to Grahamstown by car takes about an hour. You'll set off for Jeffreys Bay on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Grahamstown

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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1
night
Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay
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You can drive from Grahamstown to Jeffreys Bay in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Jeffreys Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for George on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Margaret's Viewpoint, Wild Oats Community Farmers Market and Garden of Eden. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along Garden of Eden, steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave, and then admire the striking features of St Georges Anglican Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): pick up some local products at Wild Oats Community Farmers Market, take in the exciting artwork at Scarab Village, and then get great views at Margaret's Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Knysna tour planner

You can drive from Jeffreys Bay to Knysna in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Knysna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to George.

Things to do in Knysna

Shopping Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Nelson Bay Cave
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Wild Oats Community Farmers Market ©
Garden of Eden ©
Garden of Eden
Nelson Bay Cave ©
Nelson Bay Cave

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George

George ©
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zorgfontein Game Farm, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mark's Cathedral, George, then hunt for treasures at Outeniqua Farmers' Market, and finally see the interesting displays at George Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our George day trip planning website

Drive from Knysna to George in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in George sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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George Museum ©
George Museum
St Mark's Cathedral ©
St Mark's Cathedral

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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 20th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Shark Lab and then stroll through Santos beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room, examine the collection at Janine Iron and Washing Museum, and then learn about winemaking at ReedValley.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay online tour planner

Mossel Bay is just a short distance from George. November in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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Santos Beach ©
Santos Beach
ReedValley ©
ReedValley

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nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Get some cultural insight at Fernskloof Wines and Pharoah Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Wilderness Beach and Wilderness Segway Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Meiringspoort in De Rust (about 1h 15 min away). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Map of Africa Viewpoint and ride a horse along Perdepoort Horse Tails.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wilderness travel route planner

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Wilderness takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Wilderness sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tsitsikamma National Park.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fernskloof Wines, Meiringspoort
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Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Map of Africa Viewpoint ©
Map of Africa Viewpoint

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tsitsikamma National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Trail and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tsitsikamma National Park day trip website

Traveling by car from Knysna to Tsitsikamma National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tsitsikamma National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Morgan's Bay.

Things to do in Tsitsikamma National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dutch Reformed Church
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Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail

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night
Morgan's Bay

Morgan's Bay
To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Morgan's Bay trip itinerary website

You can drive from Tsitsikamma National Park to Morgan's Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Morgan's Bay are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Morgan's Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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