17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Swellendam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Addo Elephant National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
London

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Bloubergstrand Beach and Fish Hoek Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bo-kaap and Constantia Glen Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, steep yourself in history at Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.

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London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cape Town is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Boschendal Wine Estate, Dorp Street
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Lion's Head ©
Lion's Head
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
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Getting from Cape Town to Swellendam by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Swellendam

#Museums
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Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum

2
days
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea and then enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay.

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Getting from Swellendam to Plettenberg Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Addo Elephant National Park on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
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Birds of Eden
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park ©
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Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Addo Elephant National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Addo Elephant National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Addo Elephant National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Addo Elephant National Park ©
Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre ©
Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre

3
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Robben Island and Groote Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. See even more of Cape Town: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Addo Elephant National Park to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Robben Island ©
Robben Island
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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