16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Dammam

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Scarborough Beach. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planning site

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dammam in December, things will get a bit warmer in Cape Town: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bollard Bay and Noetzie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio & Brenton on Sea). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay route builder tool

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Noetzie
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

3
nights
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.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Montecasino in Sandton, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, hunt for treasures at Market on Main, and stroll through The Cradle of Humankind.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip planning website

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Cradle of Humankind, Montecasino
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Safaris
Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct

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