6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, then stroll through Voelklip Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, relax in the rural setting at Klein River Cheese, then see the interesting displays at The Whale House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at LEMBU gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hermanus planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hermanus is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, things will get colder in Hermanus: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Klein River Cheese
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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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 15th (Tue), see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Cape Town Holocaust Centre, and finally stroll through Clifton Beaches. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation planning website .

Drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
First South African Perfume Museum ©
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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