5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Franschhoek
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about winemaking at La Motte Wine Estate and then do a tasting at The Franschhoek Cellar.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Franschhoek custom trip planner.

Johannesburg to Franschhoek is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train, taxi, and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Franschhoek, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Franschhoek Cellar ©
Franschhoek Cellar
Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Brenton on Sea and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Step out of Plettenberg Bay with an excursion to Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Franschhoek to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags ©
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags

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