9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  20​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mother City SkyDiving. Visit Clifton Beaches and Boulders Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Biscuit Mill and Twelve Apostles. Step out of Cape Town to go to Darling and see Darling Olives, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Cape Town is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Cape Town, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Darling Olives
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Voelklip Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kwaaiwater, and then hunt for treasures at Hermanus Country Market. On your second day here, look for gifts at Hemingways of Hermanus, then stop by The Book Collector, then stop by Funky Vibes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus vacation builder.

Drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Hermanus Country Market ©
Hermanus Country Market

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 13th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio and then stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Elephant Sanctuary, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags ©
Elephant Sanctuary The Crags
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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