7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  35​h
New York City

2
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Robben Island and then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, and then wander the streets of Bo-kaap.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Robben Island
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon and then stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay vacation builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Knysna Lagoon
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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