5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Hermanus
— 1 day
Fly:  25​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town vacation builder tool .

Philadelphia, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Cape Town to be cooler, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

1
night
Gansbaai

Gansbaai ©
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, then stroll through African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horse Riding Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Gansbaai are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Horse Riding Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
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Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

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day
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Voelklip Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hermanus travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gansbaai to Hermanus takes an hour. July in Hermanus sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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