7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
The Franschhoek Motor Museum and South African Jewish Museum will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Old Biscuit Mill or Shimansky Jewellers. When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see Boschendal Wine Estate in Groot Drakenstein, approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, take a stroll through Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner .

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

2
nights
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 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Quirk & Leopard, browse the exhibits of Rossouw Modern Art Gallery, then browse the exhibits of LEMBU gallery, then stop by Hemingways of Hermanus, and finally kick back and relax at Grotto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Romantiques, stop by The Book Collector, then stop by OneLove The Fashion Shack, and finally look for gifts at Funky Vibes.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Hermanus trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Hermanus sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Lembu Gallery & Studio ©
Lembu Gallery & Studio
OneLove The Fashion Shack ©
OneLove The Fashion Shack

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