7 days in Plettenberg Bay, Hermanus & Mossel Bay Itinerary

7 days in Plettenberg Bay, Hermanus & Mossel Bay Itinerary

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7 days in Plettenberg Bay, Hermanus & Mossel Bay Itinerary

Mossel Bay
Drive:  2​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Hermanus
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
Mossel Bay

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and finally stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

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Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden

2
days
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwaaiwater, then admire the natural beauty at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Point Penguin Colony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Betty's Bay
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Stony Point Penguin Colony
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
days
Mossel Bay

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in George), Wilderness National Park (in Wilderness) and Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch & Safari Ostrich Show Farm). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zorgfontein Game Farm.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Mossel Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Mossel Bay are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, Zorgfontein Game Farm, Safaris, Wilderness National Park
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Wilderness National Park
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm