20 days in South Africa Itinerary

20 days in South Africa Itinerary

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20 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hermanus
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Knysna
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Durban
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Seoul

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Let the collections at Franschhoek Motor Museum and !Khwa ttu capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon (in Langebaan) and Franschhoek Pass (in Franschhoek). There's much more to do: trek along Platteklip Gorge, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip tool .

Seoul, South Korea to Cape Town is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Seoul in February, things will get much warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, !Khwa ttu
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

4
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get outdoors at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Grotto Beach and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to De Hoop Nature Reserve (in Bredasdorp), Swellendam (Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery & Drostdy Museum) and Cape Agulhas Lighthouse (in L'Agulhas). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio, and kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas, Swellendam, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, De Hoop Nature Reserve
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

4
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 explore and learn at Outeniqua Transport Museum and Jandreart Studio. We've included these beaches for you: Brenton on Sea and Wilderness Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knysna: Tiny Shop (in Wilderness) and The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary & Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, and stroll through Radical Raptors.

Before you visit Knysna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Hermanus to Knysna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Hermanus in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Knysna: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Outeniqua Transport Museum
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

4
nights
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and Golden Mile. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban and Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Umkomaas), Nelson Mandela Capture Site (in Howick) and Zipline (in Port Shepstone). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Umhlanga Main Beach and have some family-friendly fun at Epic Karting Galleria.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Durban driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Durban takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, Durban is somewhat warmer than Knysna - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Epic Karting Galleria, Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, Umhlanga Main Beach, Nelson Mandela Capture Site
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

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