11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16 h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  3 h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

5
nights
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 Franschhoek Motor Museum and Boschendal Wine Estate. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town. In May, Cape Town is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Take a break from the city and head to Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach. Head to Hemingways of Hermanus and Funky Vibesfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Klein River Cheese, enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Book Collector, and do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hermanus travel planning app.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Klein River Cheese
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Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary The Crags and then explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Brenton on Sea and then stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay tour planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

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