5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hermanus
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Cape Town

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day
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, then kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Clifton Beaches
Bloubergstrand Beach
Twelve Apostles

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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 5th (Sat): stroll through Voelklip Beach and then stroll through Grotto Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hermanus travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hermanus sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

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Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach

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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 off the beaten path and head to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Lagoon & Brenton on Sea). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Knysna
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Brenton on Sea
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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