11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  20​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, then do a tasting at Groot Constantia, and then stroll through Clifton Beaches.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel itinerary creator.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you will find days in Cape Town are little chillier (20°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Fairview Wine and Cheese
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 4th (Sun), do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux, then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach, and then stroll through Voelklip Beach. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at LEMBU gallery, stop by OneLove The Fashion Shack, then stop by The Book Collector, and finally stop by Funky Vibes.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus vacation builder.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Domaine Des Dieux ©
Domaine Des Dieux

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Brenton on Sea. Visiting Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Knysna Lagoon will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: stop by Newstead Wines.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip generator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): cruise along Swartberg Pass and then explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and finally stop by Cali Craft & Gems.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Meiringspoort
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

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