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:  23​h
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Toronto

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Table Mountain National Park as well as Cape of Good Hope. Visiting Platteklip Gorge and Chapman's Peak Drive will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, explore the activities along Hout Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cape Town is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then stroll through Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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