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Knysna to Cape Town drive

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Knysna to Cape Town road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Knysna to Cape Town. If you're planning a road trip to Cape Town, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Knysna
drive for about 55 minutes

11:55 am  George
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:55 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:05 pm  Albertinia
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:19 pm  Barrydale
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Barrydale
drive for about 2 hours

12:56 pm  Hermanus
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:56 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

2:47 pm  Franschhoek
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

4:45 pm  arrive in Cape Town

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Knysna to Cape Town.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Knysna, South Africa.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

George  (2 answers)
Hermanus  (16 answers)
Franschhoek  (16 answers)
    restaurants around Franschhoek:
        Le Quartier Fran├žais Restaurant

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Cape Town, South Africa.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Cape Town?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest El Burro, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Wooden Shoe  (2 mentions)
Nelsons Eye  (2 mentions)
Den Anker  (2 mentions)
The Test Kitchen  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Cape Town? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Cape Town?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Cape Town  (16 mentions)
Camps Bay  (9 mentions)
Lion's Head  (8 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Cape Town. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Rosanna from Aalsmeer asked:
Safety in Cape town for a young girl  (10 answers)

profile  Philipp from Berlin asked:
How to spent 2.5 days if first time in Cape Town  (10 answers)

profile  Karin from Miami Beach asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Cape Town?  (7 answers)

profile  Kath from Denver asked:
Suggestions for 2 half days free time in Cape Town  (6 answers)

profile  Stanley from Butte asked:
Outdoorsy non-safari activities to do in Cape Town?  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Cape Town.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Cape Town to Knysna drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Knysna to Cape Town. Or get a full Knysna to Cape Town flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Knysna well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Knysna!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 304 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 18 minutes
14 Knysna travel answers
2 George travel answers
1 Barrydale travel answer
16 Hermanus travel answers
16 Franschhoek travel answers
119 Cape Town travel answers

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