13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Fly:  11​h
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Betty's Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

6
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Cape Town is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Pamplemousses in August, expect nights in Cape Town to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Betty's Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
day
Betty's Bay

Betty's Bay is a small holiday town situated on the Overberg coast of South Africa's Western Cape province. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Stony Point Penguin Colony and then take in nature's colorful creations at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Betty's Bay itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Betty's Bay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

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Parks Wildlife
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Stony Point Penguin Colony

2
days
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, then look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hermanus Country Market.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hermanus trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Betty's Bay to Hermanus takes an hour. In August in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach
Funky Vibes

2
days
Gansbaai

Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 30th (Wed), do a tasting at Stanford Hills Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

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Drive from Hermanus to Gansbaai in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Gansbaai are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Stanford
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Shark Diving
Stanford Hills Estate

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