7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Franschhoek Motor Museum and District Six Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Table Mountain National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl) and Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town visit planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. In April, Cape Town is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese

1
day
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hermanus tour site .

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Hermanus sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

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