11 days in Plettenberg Bay & Cape Town Itinerary

11 days in Plettenberg Bay & Cape Town Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape vacation planner

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Plettenberg Bay
— 8 nights
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Cape Town
— 2 nights

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Plettenberg Bay

— 8 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Plett Puzzle Park, Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary and Elephant Sanctuary The Crags. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plettenberg Beach and Circles in the Forest. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jandreart Studio and Elephant Walk Farm Stall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Drupkelders Hiking Trail, Garden Route National Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Van Plettenberg Beacon, identify plant and animal life at Ocean Safaris, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay travel route app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Plettenberg Bay. August in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hunt for treasures at The Old Biscuit Mill, then explore the world behind art at The Cape Malay Art Exhibition- Bo Kaap, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and finally indulge your senses at Wine Flies Wine Tours - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, then do a tasting at Groot Constantia, then cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Tours