11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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.
Shop till you drop at Old Biscuit Mill and Greenmarket Square. Visit Clifton Beaches and Bloubergstrand Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, stop by Shimansky Jewellers, head off the coast to Robben Island, and do a tasting at Groot Constantia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online itinerary creator.

Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in January, with highs in Cape Town at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Dorp Street, Fairview Wine and Cheese, Franschhoek Motor Museum
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buffalo Bay and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Brenton on Sea and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Knysna (Peggy's African Art and Tours & Metelerkamps). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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