11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto
ferry + Fly:  23​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Graskop
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Apostles, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and then stroll through Cape of Good Hope.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Cape Town, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Cape Town is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B, enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas journey app .

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. February in Cape Agulhas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B ©
Oceanview Guesthouse/B&B

1
night
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 12th (Wed), stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay online road trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. February in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Graskop.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

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Graskop

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, stroll through Wonder View, cruise along Panorama Route, then look for gifts at Delgoa Arts & Crafts, and finally don't miss a visit to Panoramic Route Mpumalanga.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Graskop trip planner .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Graskop by combination of flight and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Graskop: highs are around 32°C and lows about 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Graskop

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Bourkes' Luck Potholes
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Wonder View ©
Wonder View

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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.
On the 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, then stroll through Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ukuthula Designs. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoedspruit trip planner.

You can drive from Graskop to Hoedspruit in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect colder evenings in Hoedspruit when traveling from Graskop in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park
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