11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Orlando
Fly:  37​h
Graaff-Reinet
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
Orlando

2
days
Graaff-Reinet

Regarded as the fourth-oldest town in South Africa, Graaff-Reinet represents a well-preserved historic Dutch colonial settlement, set 750 (2,460 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Sundays River.
On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at The Owl House, view the masterpieces at First People Centre at The Bethesda Art Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of Desolation. On your second day here, examine the collection at Old Residency, examine the collection at The Reinet House, pause for some serene contemplation at ANGLICAN ST JAMES CHURCH, then don't miss a visit to Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk, then get a new perspective on nature at Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Graaff-Reinet Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Graaff-Reinet itinerary maker.

Orlando, USA to Graaff-Reinet is an approximately 37-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Orlando to Graaff-Reinet. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Graaff-Reinet

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nieu-Bethesda
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Graaff-Reinet.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
The Owl House
Valley of Desolation

3
days
Plettenberg Bay

As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Step out of the city life by going to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Church and Jandreart Studio. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Featherbed Nature Reserve, Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Graaff-Reinet to Plettenberg Bay in 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Plettenberg Bay.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Knysna Lagoon
Elephant Sanctuary

3
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Fairview Wine and Cheese. Escape the urban bustle at Robben Island and Boulders Beach. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fairview Wine and Cheese, The Franschhoek Motor Museum
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Cape Town.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Robben Island
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope

Similar Plans

15 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG July, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM GHANA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Africa BY A USER FROM GHANA March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM GHANA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM GHANA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM GHANA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ITALY February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South Africa SEE PLAN October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans