6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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6 days in South Africa Itinerary

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

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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then stroll through Clifton Beaches. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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 28th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches Parks 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Step out of the city life by going to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Metelerkamps, Knysna Lagoon, & more).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to 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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