11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  34​h
1
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: New York City

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Meerkat Magic as well as Swartberg Mountain Tours. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Meerkat Magic and then head outdoors with Swartberg Mountain Tours.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn vacation trip planner.

New York City, USA to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Oudtshoorn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

George, Wilderness Beach, Meiringspoort
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Swartberg Mountain Tours ©
Swartberg Mountain Tours
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Church and St Peters Anglican Church. Step out of the city life by going to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Brenton on Sea. Change things up with a short trip to Bollard Bay in Knysna (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: trek along Garden of Eden and kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

2
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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 in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Table Mountain. Robben Island and Klein Constantia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Cape of Good Hope in Table Mountain National Park, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, with lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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