10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Chennai

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night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): cruise along Swartberg Pass, examine the collection at Calitzdorp Museum, then do a tasting at De Krans Wines, and finally make a trip to Gallery Route 62. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm and then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn itinerary builder.

Chennai (Madras), India to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Calitzdorp
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
De Krans Wines ©
De Krans Wines
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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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.
Kids will enjoy Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Get in touch with nature at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Step out of Plettenberg Bay to go to Tsitsikamma National Park and see Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Sanctuary.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and District Six Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach and Twelve Apostles. There's still lots to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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