15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
1
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach and Llandudno Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bollard Bay and Plettenberg Beach. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Knysna Heads, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay holiday planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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 3rd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass and then explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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