9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  26​h
End: Rome

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.
Family-friendly places like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape Point will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Clifton Beaches and Twelve Apostles. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Cape Town. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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.
Attractions like Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Radical Raptors make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Plett Puzzle Park and identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Plett Puzzle Park ©
Plett Puzzle Park
Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary ©
Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary

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