8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  32​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly + ferry:  30​h
End: Toronto

3
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 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea and then explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay vacation trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Plettenberg Bay, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Plettenberg Bay hover around 21°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Glen Carlou Vineyards. Get outdoors at Robben Island and Boulders Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Cape Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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