14 days in South Africa Itinerary

14 days in South Africa Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Featherbed Nature Reserve and Elephant Sanctuary. Visiting Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Brenton on Sea will get you outdoors. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Plettenberg Bay. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Plettenberg Bay to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Head to Old Biscuit Mill and Greenmarket Squarefor some retail therapy. Attractions like Clifton Beaches and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May since evenings lows in Cape Town dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Beaches
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Agulhas tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Visiting Grotto Beach and Horse Riding Grootbos Private Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary and Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at LEMBU gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Danger Point Lighthouse, stroll through Kwaaiwater, and learn about winemaking at Sumaridge Wine Estate.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hermanus itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Hermanus in 2 hours. In May in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, Danger Point Lighthouse
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Sumaridge Wine Estate ©
Sumaridge Wine Estate
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate ©
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

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