15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clifton Beaches and Twelve Apostles. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Franschhoek (The Franschhoek Motor Museum & Franschhoek Pass). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town travel planner

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Cape Town is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in May, things will get much colder in Cape Town: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

4
nights
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 Swartberg Pass and Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Palette Art & Picture Framing (in George), Perdepoort Horse Tails (in Wilderness) and De Rust (Meiringspoort & Meiringspoort Waterfall). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at De Zeekoe Farm, and stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

De Rust, Perdepoort Horse Tails, Cape Palette Art Gallery
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Meiringspoort Waterfall ©
Meiringspoort Waterfall
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Elephant Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Featherbed Nature Reserve & Brenton on Sea) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay driving holiday planner

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Plettenberg Bay when traveling from Oudtshoorn in May, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

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