7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Nairobi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. On the next day, pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, then view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, and then explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay tour planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in August; daily highs in Plettenberg Bay reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
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 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus, then stop by The Book Collector, then stop by Funky Vibes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, Hermanus is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hemingways of Hermanus ©
Hemingways of Hermanus
Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill and then take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip generator.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Shopping
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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