8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  20​h
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Hermanus
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
New York City

3
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fly Cape Town Paragliding, Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling and Cheetah Outreach. Discover out-of-the-way places like District Six Museum and Clifton Beaches. Museum-lovers will get to explore !Khwa ttu and Studio 46. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Town itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, Cape Town is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

!Khwa ttu
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Cheetah Outreach ©
Cheetah Outreach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

1
day
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 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, then stroll through Radical Raptors, then take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peters Anglican Church.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay travel planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors

1
day
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Great White Shark Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Grotto Beach, meet some fierce fish with Great White Shark Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at LEMBU gallery.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hermanus online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Hermanus sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Great White Shark Tours
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Great White Shark Tours ©
Great White Shark Tours
LEMBU gallery ©
LEMBU gallery

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