5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  2 h 45 min
1
Hermanus
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Durban
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
End: Port Elizabeth

few
hours
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus visit planner.

Port Elizabeth to Hermanus is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Shop till you drop at Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bloubergstrand Beach and Old Biscuit Mill. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

1
night
Durban

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Golden Mile.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Durban tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in September; daily highs in Durban reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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Shark Diving
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile

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