9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  34​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Featherbed Nature Reserve and Elephant Sanctuary. Step out of the city life by going to Brenton on Sea and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of Plettenberg Bay to go to Knysna and see Jandreart Studio, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

To find out how to plan a trip to Plettenberg Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Plettenberg Bay. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Plettenberg Bay to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Robben Island and The Franschhoek Motor Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Clifton Beaches and Twelve Apostles. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Groot Drakenstein to see Boschendal Wine Estate about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, relax in the rural setting at Cape Point Ostrich Farm, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cape Town holiday app .

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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