15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Berlin

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Table Mountain National Park and The Franschhoek Motor Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town tour itinerary planning app .

Berlin, Germany to Cape Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, The Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and Lembu Gallery & Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Grotto Beach and Fernkloof Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Step out of Hermanus with an excursion to Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty's Bay--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Voelklip Beach.

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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. May in Hermanus sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Fernkloof Nature Reserve ©
Fernkloof Nature Reserve

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Knysna Lagoon. Step off the beaten path and head to Featherbed Nature Reserve and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Holy Trinity Church & Brenton on Sea). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay day trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

1
night
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm and then experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn attractions planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Meiringspoort
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves

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