13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Biscuit Mill or Shimansky Jewellers. Do some cultural sightseeing at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Boschendal Wine Estate. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town route planner.

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and LEMBU gallery. For shopping fun, head to Hemingways of Hermanus or The Book Collector. Step out of Hermanus to go to Cape Agulhas and see Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, stroll through Voelklip Beach, stop by OneLove The Fashion Shack, and hunt for treasures at Hermanus Country Market.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hermanus holiday builder website .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Agulhas
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Hermanus Country Market ©
Hermanus Country Market
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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 Featherbed Nature Reserve and Noetzie. Go for a jaunt from Plettenberg Bay to Knysna to see Brenton on Sea about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elephant Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hermanus in December: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Noetzie Beach
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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