6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
End: Johannesburg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bollard Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay driving holiday site

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Plettenberg Bay are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town sightseeing planning site

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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