9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Safaris as well as Radical Raptors. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and then stroll through Radical Raptors.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay travel itinerary planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Plettenberg Bay due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nairobi in September: high temperatures in Plettenberg Bay hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Holy Trinity Church
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Plettenvale Wines ©
Plettenvale Wines

2
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 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary and then stroll through Voelklip Beach. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at LEMBU gallery, stroll through Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and then stroll through Grotto Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hermanus vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach and Robben Island. Kids will enjoy Cape of Good Hope and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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

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