16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  14​h
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

4
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, get engrossed in the history at Nelson Mandela Foundation, contemplate the long history of South Western Townships, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip website

Jerusalem, Israel to Johannesburg is an approximately 14-hour flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in September, with highs in Johannesburg at 30°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montecasino, Union Buildings
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Brenton on Sea and Plettenberg Beach. Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness), Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Buffalo Bay & Knysna Heads). There's more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay travel route builder tool

You can fly from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge, Wilderness Beach
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach

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.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Bo-kaap are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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