8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cape Agulhas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Durban
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 45​min
End: Stellenbosch

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at District Six Museum, then learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles, and finally stroll through Clifton Beaches. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park and then step off the mainland to explore Robben Island.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cape Town. In March, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum

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nights
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Kapula Gallery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Kassiesbaai. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and then stroll through De Mond Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas day trip planning app .

You can drive from Cape Town to Cape Agulhas in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bredasdorp, Arniston
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De Mond Nature Reserve ©
De Mond Nature Reserve
Kassiesbaai ©
Kassiesbaai
The Kapula Gallery ©
The Kapula Gallery

1
night
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Natural Science Museum, see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at West Street Mosque. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Umhlanga Main Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thompson's Bay Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durban day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Agulhas to Durban. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cape Agulhas in April: high temperatures in Durban hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Durban

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Umhlanga Main Beach, Thompson's Bay Beach
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Thompson's Bay Beach ©
Thompson's Bay Beach
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Phansi Museum ©
Phansi Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Noetzie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Anglican Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Durban to Plettenberg Bay in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Durban in April, expect Plettenberg Bay to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Noetzie
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Noetzie ©
Noetzie
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

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