8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Cape Town

5
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Uwe Koetterfor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Prins & Prins, take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cape Quarter Mall.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cape Town. In August, daytime highs in Cape Town are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Boulders Beach
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Clifton Beaches

3
days
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
We've included these beaches for you: Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach. Head to Hemingways of Hermanus and Quirk & Leopardfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Funky Vibes, don't miss a visit to Hoy's Koppie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and hunt for treasures at Hermanus Country Market.

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Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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