17 days in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Oudtshoorn Itinerary

17 days in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Oudtshoorn Itinerary

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17 days in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Oudtshoorn Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

6
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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stroll through Cape Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Hout Bay, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Tsitsikamma National Park (Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River Suspension Bridge, & more), Knysna (Knysna Heads & Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park) and The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, stop by The Potter, and do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay tour planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Knysna, Tsitsikamma National Park, The Dolphin Trail
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of The Cango Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then explore and take pictures at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, and then admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn route builder site .

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Doornkraal Padstal
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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