10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cape of Good Hope and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Robben Island, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Town itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Cape Town, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Cape Town at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

3
nights
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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Sanctuary and then explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay custom trip planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags ©
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Grotto Beach, learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Dieux, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hermanus online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

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