8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hermanus
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
On the 15th (Wed), take a stroll through Bo-kaap and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bloubergstrand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cape Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Cape Town at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noetzie and Plettenberg Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Robberg Nature Reserve and Garden of Eden. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip generator.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Garden of Eden, Noetzie Beach
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Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Noetzie Beach ©
Noetzie Beach
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

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Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater, then do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux, and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hermanus travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater
Domaine Des Dieux ©
Domaine Des Dieux

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