9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  27​h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Zagreb

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Robben Island. Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Suider Paarl to see Fairview Wine and Cheese about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fairview Wine and Cheese, Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Jandreart Studio, Holy Trinity Church, & more).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

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