8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  24​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Ljubljana

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Biscuit Mill and Original T Bag Designs. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Robben Island, admire all the interesting features of Greenmarket Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cape Town tour planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Cape Town is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in June; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

2
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 29th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Jandreart Studio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brenton on Sea.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay vacation builder.

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus, then stop by The Book Collector, then look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hermanus, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hemingways of Hermanus ©
Hemingways of Hermanus
Funky Vibes ©
Funky Vibes

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