9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + taxi:  13​h
1
Hermanus
— 1 day
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Graskop
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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day
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, stroll through Grotto Beach, and then go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hermanus trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Hermanus is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Hermanus is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in March, things will get much hotter in Hermanus: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Graskop.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

1
day
Graskop

Graskop ©
Developed as a campsite for gold miners, Graskop has been transformed into a gateway point for exploring the area's many natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Bourkes' Luck Potholes, stroll through Wonder View, then enjoy breathtaking views from God's Window, then cruise along Panorama Route, and finally don't miss a visit to Panoramic Route Mpumalanga.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Graskop driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Graskop in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. March in Graskop sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Graskop

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Bourkes' Luck Potholes, God's Window
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Panorama Route ©
Panorama Route
Bourkes' Luck Potholes ©
Bourkes' Luck Potholes
Wonder View ©
Wonder View

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and finally do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and then stroll through Brenton on Sea.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Graskop to Plettenberg Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In March in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) 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
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chapman's Peak Drive and Twelve Apostles. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, examine the collection at District Six Museum, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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