17 days in South Africa & Bel Ombre Itinerary

17 days in South Africa & Bel Ombre Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa & Bel Ombre Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Bel Ombre, Mauritius
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
3
Mossel Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Knysna, South Africa
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
Bel Ombre, Mauritius

Bel Ombre ©
Tucked away on the wild southern coast of Mauritius, the village of Bel Ombre feels somewhat off the beaten track, yet the five-star resorts and hotels offer as comfortable and luxurious a vacation as anywhere on the island.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tee off at Heritage Golf Club, then don't miss a visit to Seven Colored Earths, and then look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bel Ombre online itinerary creator.

Dublin, Ireland to Bel Ombre is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Bel Ombre is 4 hours. Traveling from Dublin in October, expect Bel Ombre to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Bel Ombre

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chamarel
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Heritage Golf Club ©
Heritage Golf Club
Rhumerie de Chamarel ©
Rhumerie de Chamarel

5
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Bel Ombre to Cape Town with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bel Ombre in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Mossel Bay, South Africa

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Zorgfontein Game Farm, then examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, and then trek along St. Blaize Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mossel Bay itinerary planner.

Getting from Cape Town to Mossel Bay by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Mossel Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks Trails Outdoors
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St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

2
nights
Knysna, South Africa

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
On the 22nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Knysna Elephant Park, explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, and then take some stellar pictures from Margaret's Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Buffalo Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brenton on Sea.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Knysna online itinerary creator.

Getting from Mossel Bay to Knysna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Knysna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

3
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tsitsikamma National Park (Storms River Suspension Bridge, Otter Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Robberg Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics, contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, and get a dose of the wild on Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay travel planner.

Plettenberg Bay is just a stone's throw from Knysna. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Tsitsikamma National Park
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Donkin Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Shamwari Game Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kragga Kamma Game Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Recife Local Authority Nature Reserve.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Port Elizabeth online itinerary creator.

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Port Elizabeth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Kragga Kamma Game Park ©
Kragga Kamma Game Park

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