9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  23​h
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  27​h
Toronto

2
days
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 27th (Tue), stroll through Bloubergstrand Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at District Six Museum, then stroll through Clifton Beaches, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cape Town day trip planner

Toronto, Canada to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Cape Town at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Chapman's Peak Drive
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Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

2
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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 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave, then stroll through Elephant Sanctuary, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online road trip planner

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna
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Elephant Sanctuary ©
Elephant Sanctuary
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

2
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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
On the 1st (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort, then admire the sheer force of Meiringspoort Waterfall, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

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Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Parks Nature

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De Rust
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

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