9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  22​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

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 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, and then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, then examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, then learn about winemaking at Boschendal Wine Estate, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Dorp Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip itinerary maker app .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cape Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, Cape Town is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Dorp Street, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Featherbed Nature Reserve and Brenton on Sea. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Elephant Sanctuary and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay road trip tool .

Fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products, then experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip planner .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products ©
Lugro Ostrich Leather Products

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