6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Maputo
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Maputo

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brenton on Sea.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay itinerary builder.

Maputo, Mozambique to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, Plettenberg Bay is a bit cooler than Maputo - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Franschhoek Motor Museum and District Six Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clifton Beaches and Fairview Wine and Cheese. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek Motor Museum, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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