15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Singapore
Fly + taxi + bus:  21​h 30​min
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Singapore

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Highgate Ostrich Show Farm and Outeniqua Transport Museum. Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and Calitzdorp Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Oudtshoorn, make a side trip to see De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves and stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip generator.

Singapore, Singapore to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Oudtshoorn. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Oudtshoorn to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Museums Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, Outeniqua Transport Museum, Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
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Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves

3
days
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 out of the city life by going to Featherbed Nature Reserve and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Sanctuary and Knysna Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio & Brenton on Sea) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Elephant Sanctuary ©
Elephant Sanctuary

4
days
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Voelklip Beach and Kwaaiwater. Step off the beaten path and head to Fernkloof Nature Reserve and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary. Step out of Hermanus to go to Cape Agulhas and see Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 17th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hermanus itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Fernkloof Nature Reserve ©
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

3
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Robben Island. Step out of the city life by going to Clifton Beaches and Twelve Apostles. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Topiary Wines in Franschhoek--about 1h 10 min away.

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You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cape Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Topiary Wines
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Robben Island ©
Robben Island

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