11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bredasdorp
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Newark

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wilderness Beach and Brenton on Sea. Take a break from the city and head to Knysna Lagoon and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park in Knysna (about 36 minutes away). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay road trip site .

Newark, USA to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. May in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bredasdorp.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Wilderness Beach
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

1
night
Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp ©
Bredasdorp is a town in the Southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa, and the main economic and service hub of that region. On the 6th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Shipwreck Museum, Head underground at Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa. On the next day, look and learn at Gansbaai & Pearly Beach Horse Trails and then hike along De Hoop Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Bredasdorp in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, Bredasdorp is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Bredasdorp

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas, Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail ©

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Visit Robben Island and Boschendal Wine Estate for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Lion's Head and Bloubergstrand Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route website .

You can drive from Bredasdorp to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. May in Cape Town sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Boschendal Wine Estate
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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