8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
Cairo

1
day
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Meiringspoort
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna Lagoon (in Knysna). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon
Elephant Sanctuary ©
Elephant Sanctuary

2
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Clifton Beaches and then take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Town, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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