10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Franschhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Storms River
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Port Elizabeth

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Franschhoek trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Franschhoek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Franschhoek can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum

1
night
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 (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oudtshoorn itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Franschhoek to Oudtshoorn in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Birds of Eden, stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): pick up some local products at Elephant Walk Farm Stall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Storms River.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Knysna Heads
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
night
Storms River

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): snap pictures at Storms River bridge and then don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Storms River travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Storms River takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Storms River sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), you're off tohome.
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
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Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree ©
Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree
Storms River bridge ©
Storms River bridge

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