8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore hidden gems such as Clifton Beaches and Groot Constantia. Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Robben Island, take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town tour planner.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cape Town is 2 hours. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Voelklip Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Hermanus sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

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

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Sanctuary, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Garden Route National Park
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags ©
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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