18 days in South Africa Itinerary

18 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive
3
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Clanwilliam
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly

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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 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cape Town in November: highs in Plettenberg Bay hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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6
nights
Cape Town

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You've added Animal Ocean Seal Snorkeling, Parapax Tandem Paragliding - Cape Town, Convoy Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, and get outside with Abseil Africa.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip website.

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in November, you will find days in Cape Town are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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3
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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 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, then look for gifts at Bee and Kie, and then take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hermanus trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Clanwilliam.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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3
nights
Clanwilliam

Clanwilliam is a town in the Olifants River valley in the Western Cape, South Africa, about north of Cape Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Clanwilliam: Tankwa Karoo National Park (in Calvinia) and Bird Island Nature Reserve (in Lamberts Bay). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pakhuis Pass, trek along Sevilla Rock Art Trail, examine the collection at Clanwilliam Museum, and stop by Rooibos Tea House.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Clanwilliam tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Clanwilliam takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hermanus in November: highs in Clanwilliam hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Clanwilliam

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

2
nights
Durban

Surf City

Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Durban is known for zoos & aquariums, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stroll through Golden Mile.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durban trip planning site.

Getting from Clanwilliam to Durban by car takes about 16 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Durban when traveling from Clanwilliam in November, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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South Africa travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.