11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

5
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 Shimansky Jewellers. Get in touch with nature at Clifton Beaches and Boulders Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein) and The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner .

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Cape Town reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get in touch with nature at Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Klein River Cheese and Funky Vibes. There's much more to do: stroll through Fernkloof Nature Reserve, learn about winemaking at Domaine Des Dieux, stop by Quirk & Leopard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus trip builder .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Klein River Cheese
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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 9th (Wed), stroll through Elephant Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay sightseeing app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In May in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) 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
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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