5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Cape Town

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.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, then kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

1
night
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 5th (Sat): stroll through Voelklip Beach and then stroll through Grotto Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hermanus travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Hermanus sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Knysna Lagoon & Brenton on Sea). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

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