9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Toronto
ferry + Fly:  30​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Montagu
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Toronto

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, stroll through Clifton Beaches, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and finally do a tasting at Groot Constantia.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town online itinerary creator.

Toronto, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cape Town is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Cape Town reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife
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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

1
night
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 29th (Wed): do a tasting at Raka Wine and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hermanus holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, Hermanus is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Montagu.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Raka Wine
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Raka Wine ©
Raka Wine

2
nights
Montagu

Montagu ©
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Matjiesfontein and Drostdy Museum. Let the collections at Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios and Magpie Gallery capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montagu: Robertson (Marbrin Olive Growers, Esona Boutique Wine, & more) and Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery (in Swellendam). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church and take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montagu trip generator.

Drive from Hermanus to Montagu in 2 hours. In August in Montagu, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montagu

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Robertson, Barrydale, Swellendam
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Viljoensdrift ©
Viljoensdrift

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