8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Salvador
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  28​h
End: Salvador

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

Salvador, Brazil to Johannesburg is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salvador to Johannesburg is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salvador in November since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 15°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites
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Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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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 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nelson Bay Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Buffalo Bay and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brenton on Sea.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Robben Island. Visit Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Suider Paarl to see Fairview Wine and Cheese about 42 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip builder.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fairview Wine and Cheese, Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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