9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  20​h 30​min
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Belgrade


Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Belgrade, Serbia to Johannesburg is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Belgrade in July, expect Johannesburg to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 4°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre and Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Holy Trinity Church and Plettenvale Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Tsitsikamma National Park) and Knysna (Jandreart Studio & Knysna Lagoon). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, indulge your taste buds at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

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Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Knysna Lagoon ©
Knysna Lagoon

Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Franschhoek Motor Museum and District Six Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and Klein Constantia. Step out of Cape Town to go to Suider Paarl and see Fairview Wine and Cheese, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Town, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Franschhoek Motor Museum, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese