9 days in Port Elizabeth, Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

9 days in Port Elizabeth, Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

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9 days in Port Elizabeth, Knysna & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Port Elizabeth
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Knysna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
On the 14th (Sun), stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth online day trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Port Elizabeth, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, then see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Room, and finally look for gifts at Goldsmiths Knysna | Bespoke Jewellers | Diamond Dealers.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Knysna trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Elizabeth to Knysna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

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Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

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.
Kids will enjoy Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stroll through Clifton Beaches, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town tour itinerary tool .

Fly from Knysna to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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