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Itinerary for 15 days south africa - welcome any inputs!

Singapore
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Itinerary for 15 days south africa - welcome any inputs!

Hi guys!

South Africa has been my dream destination and i have been putting it off for years and finally it's going to come through. We are travelling in a party of 6 adults + 1 3 year old toddler + 1 1-year old baby. Have planned out itinerary and will like any inputs

-28 Sept (fri): Arrive cape town morning - V&A, table mountain

- 29 Sept (sat): Cape of good hope and boulders beach

- 30 Sept (sun) Robben island

-1 Oct (Mon):Swellendam, Botenbog national park

--> Any recommendations for airbnb or hotels in Swellendam, most we saw are quite old.. our budget per person per night is about 45 USD

-2 Oct (Tue) - 4 Oct (Thurs): Knysna, plettenburg, fishing

--> Any recommendations for deep sea fishing charter? Is it safe to bring our kids along?

- 5 Oct (fri) -6 Oct (Sat): Port Elizabth

- 7 Oct (sun) - 8 Oct (Mon): kuzuko lodge

-9 Oct (mon): Outshoorn, Cango wildlife ranch, Meerkat Adventures

-10 Oct (Tue): Montagu

-->Montagu doesnt seem to have much nice accomodation, is there any other recommended pit stops from Oudtshoorn to Cape town

-11 Oct (Wed) - 12 Oct (Thurs): Cape town

--> Any suggested Cape town accomodation and activities?

-13 Oct: morning flight home

We have tried to manage the driving timing to be about 2 -3 hours, with the exception of addo elephant national park back to oudtshoor, which is almost 5 hours. A few additional questions:

-Any must-visits in these destinations for kids?

-Is it safe to drive on garden route after sun sets?

-What is the recommended time to start in the morning? 8am?

-Any other stops which i have missed that's worth a night?

Many thanks in advance!!

5 replies to this topic
Bucharest, Romania
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1. Re: Itinerary for 15 days south africa - welcome any inputs!

Don’t waste two days in PE. Use them for Tsitsikama or Addo instead.

Oudtshoorn, South...
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2. Re: Itinerary for 15 days south africa - welcome any inputs!

Good morning,

We're looking forward to your visit here on the 9th!

Let us know if you need any further info :)

Kind Regards,

The Cango Wildlife team

Wellington, New...
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3. Re: Itinerary for 15 days south africa - welcome any inputs!

Agree with #1 - don't waste time in PE. Stay longer in CT or on safari.

Table Mountain is very weather dependent so you need to keep your days in CT flexible to allow for this.

New York
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4. Re: Itinerary for 15 days south africa - welcome any inputs!

Your itinerary says you will arrive in Cape Town in the morning and straightaway do sightseeing. But jet lag may be a factor, especially if you are flying in from Singapore. Maybe you could tweak your itinerary to keep part of your first day free for rest and recovery. For our trip next year we will probably land around noon and are keeping the rest of the day free. It would be a shame to not fully enjoy sightseeing because you are tired or disoriented from jet lag.

Nairobi, Kenya
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5. Re: Itinerary for 15 days south africa - welcome any inputs!

I have to stress that please get some rest on the first day because you will undoubtedly be exhausted by jet lag. One day of solid rest and recovery will certainly help you enjoy the rest of your trip far more.

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