10 days in Coffee Bay, Plettenberg Bay & Cape Town Itinerary

10 days in Coffee Bay, Plettenberg Bay & Cape Town Itinerary

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10 days in Coffee Bay, Plettenberg Bay & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Durban
Drive:  7 h
1
Coffee Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Durban

1
night
Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lubanzi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mdumbi Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coffee Bay trip site .

Durban to Coffee Bay is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Durban in December; daily highs in Coffee Bay reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Coffee Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lubanzi Beach, Mdumbi Beach
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Mdumbi Beach ©
Mdumbi Beach

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.
You've now added Garden Route to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, explore and take pictures at Garden Route, and then play a few rounds at Simola Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, stroll through Birds of Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay holiday maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coffee Bay to Plettenberg Bay. In December, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Garden Route
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Simola Golf ©
Simola Golf
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

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.
Visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Bloubergstrand Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Franschhoek (La Motte Wine Estate, Eikehof, & more), African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai) and Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, get great views at Cape Point, look for gifts at Watershed, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner .

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Voelklip Beach, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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