11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jandreart Studio and Nelson Bay Cave. You'll get in some beach time at Brenton on Sea and Noetzie. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Holy Trinity Church & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay vacation maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Plettenberg Bay due to the time zone difference. In March, Plettenberg Bay is little chillier than Dubai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Noetzie Beach
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwaaiwater, look and learn at SANSA Space Science, do a tasting at Ataraxia Wines, then do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux, and finally kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hermanus online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boschendal Wine Estate and Bloubergstrand Beach. Get outdoors at Clifton Beaches and Twelve Apostles. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek) and Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Groot Constantia and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

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