15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  31​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Calitzdorp
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Robertson
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hermanus
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  32​h
End: New York City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes African Shark Eco-Charters as well as Cape Town Comedy Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Klein Constantia. For shopping fun, head to Old Biscuit Mill or Kumanov Cosmetics. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Boulders Beach in Simon's Town--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain, hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and do a tasting at Groot Constantia.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town vacation builder.

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Cape Town at 63°F and lows at 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

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.
Popular historic sites such as Holy Trinity Church and Nelson Bay Cave are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Jandreart Studio or Newstead Wines. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Eden and get a dose of the wild on Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay vacation builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Calitzdorp.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Knysna
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Nelson Bay Cave ©
Nelson Bay Cave
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

1
night
Calitzdorp

Calitzdorp ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Boplaas Wines, then learn about winemaking at De Krans Wines, then look for gifts at Peter Bayly Wines, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Route 62.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Calitzdorp holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Plettenberg Bay to Calitzdorp. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Robertson.

Things to do in Calitzdorp

Wineries Shopping Museums
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De Krans Wines ©
De Krans Wines
Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place ©
Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place
Peter Bayly Wines ©
Peter Bayly Wines

3
nights
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Marbrin Olive Farm and Hicks Art Galllery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Platform 62 and Waverley Hills Organic Wine and Olives. Change things up with a short trip to Veldskoen Padstal in De Doorns (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts, do a tasting at Springfield Estate Winery, and stroll through Esona Boutique Wine.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Robertson trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Calitzdorp to Robertson with the Route module. July in Robertson sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Robertson

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Montagu, Platform 62, Veldskoen Padstal, Waverley Hills Organic Wine and Olives
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Springfield Estate Winery ©
Springfield Estate Winery
Esona Boutique Wine Estate ©
Esona Boutique Wine Estate

1
day
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Grotto Beach, then do a tasting at Ataraxia Wines, then look for gifts at The Book Collector, and finally stop by Funky Vibes.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Robertson to Hermanus. In July, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Ataraxia Wines ©
Ataraxia Wines
Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes

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