10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cape Town
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Cape Town

3
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bloubergstrand Beach and Chapman's Peak Drive. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cape Town. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

2
days
Plettenberg Bay

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 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, then stroll through Birds of Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay driving holiday app .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

1
day
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johannesburg, with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Johannesburg

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Theme Parks
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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Room Escape Games

3
days
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Explore hidden gems such as Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoedspruit: Elephant Whispers (in Hazyview), Ponieskrantz (in Pilgrim's Rest) and Panoramic Route Mpumalanga (in Graskop). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, stop by Kumbaya Home Decor, and take in the exciting artwork at iNyoka Art Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in June: high temperatures in Hoedspruit hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Panoramic Route Mpumalanga, Ponieskrantz, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Elephant Whispers
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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve ©
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

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