11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
3
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

6
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 Llandudno Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Greenmarket Square and Old Biscuit Mill. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor, head off the coast to Robben Island, and take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town itinerary maker.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In November, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Mumbai (Bombay) - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Llandudno Beach ©
Llandudno Beach

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 26th (Sun), stop by Peregrine Farm Stall, look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus, and then stop by Funky Vibes. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus itinerary maker.

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 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Peregrine Farm Stall
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Peregrine Farm Stall ©
Peregrine Farm Stall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mandela House and then hunt for treasures at Market on Main. On the next day, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and then stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Hermanus to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sandton City Shopping Centre
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Market on Main ©
Market on Main
Sandton City Shopping Centre ©
Sandton City Shopping Centre

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