16 days in South Africa & Lesotho Itinerary

16 days in South Africa & Lesotho Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
Fly:
21​h 30​min
Knysna, South Africa
— 4 nights
Drive:
1​h 45​min
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:
4​h 15​min
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:
5​h
Maseru, Lesotho
— 1 night
Fly + train:
2​h
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:
15​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom

3
days
Knysna, South Africa

Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Step out of the city life by going to Robberg Nature Reserve and Plettenberg Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Bollard Bay, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, kick back and relax at Buffalo Bay, and look for gifts at The Waterfront Knysna Quays.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Knysna holiday planner.

London, UK to Knysna is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Knysna, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Knysna at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Wildlife Areas

Side Trip

Plettenberg Bay
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Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads
Brenton on Sea

2
days
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems, then Head underground at The Cango Caves, and then take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, identify plant and animal life at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort Pass.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn custom trip planner.

Getting from Knysna to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Areas Sightseeing

Side Trip

Meiringspoort
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Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

5
days
Cape Town, South Africa

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach and Table Mountain. Step out of Cape Town to go to Table Mountain National Park and see Cape of Good Hope, which is approximately 1:20 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Groote Kerk, and stroll through Llandudno Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Maseru.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Sightseeing Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach

1
day
Maseru, Lesotho

Founded in 1869 by the British, Lesotho's main city--Maseru--lies on the border with South Africa on a plateau surrounded by red hills.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maluti Mountains.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Maseru vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Maseru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Maseru can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Maseru

Parks Nature Shopping
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Maluti Mountains
Lesotho Co-operative Handicrafts

3
days
Johannesburg, South Africa

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Escape the urban bustle at Wild Cave Adventures and Horseback Africa. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Sandton to see Montecasino about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, take in panoramic vistas at Carlton Centre, and take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Maseru to Johannesburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Sightseeing Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Mandela House, Horseback Africa, Wild Cave Adventures, Montecasino
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Maboneng Precinct
Wild Cave Adventures
Horseback Africa

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