9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Get some cultural insight at Jandreart Studio and Nelson Bay Cave. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, Brenton on Sea, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay itinerary maker.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuwait City in September, expect Plettenberg Bay to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

3
nights
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 5th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, then learn about winemaking at Ataraxia Wines, then do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux, and finally stroll through Grotto Beach. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at LEMBU gallery, look for gifts at The Book Collector, then stop by Funky Vibes, then do a tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hermanus trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Domaine Des Dieux ©
Domaine Des Dieux

1
night
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 7th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, then see the interesting displays at South African Jewish Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach, and then stop by Watershed.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Cape Town sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
South African Jewish Museum ©
South African Jewish Museum
The Old Biscuit Mill ©
The Old Biscuit Mill

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