14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  20​h
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Dammam

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Head to Greenmarket Square and Old Biscuit Millfor some retail therapy. Visit Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Cape of Good Hope in Table Mountain National Park--about 1:20 hours away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Uwe Koetter, and take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bollard Bay and Buffalo Bay. Visiting Robberg Nature Reserve and Knysna Heads will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Garden Route National Park & Brenton on Sea). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

2
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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. Visit Mandela House and South Western Townships for their historical value. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Wild Cave Adventures in Krugersdorp, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trips

Sandton City Shopping Centre, Wild Cave Adventures
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Wild Cave Adventures ©
Wild Cave Adventures
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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