11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Franschhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Worcester
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Mossel Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
8
Gansbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Cape Town
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bo-kaap, Table Mountain National Park and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, then take a stroll through Bo-kaap, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip maker app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Cape Town. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): meet the residents at Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre, stroll around Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Stellenbosch trip simple and quick.

Traveling by bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden ©
Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre ©

1
night
Franschhoek

Franschhoek
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Franschhoek day trip planning tool .

Franschhoek is just a short distance from Stellenbosch. October in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Worcester on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Tours Outdoors

few
hours
Worcester

Worcester
Worcester is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Worcester Gallery & Frames.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Worcester trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Franschhoek to Worcester takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Worcester

Museums Shopping

1
night
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.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn day trip planning website .

Getting from Worcester to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves

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 26th (Sat), stroll through Birds of Eden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilderness Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Plettenberg Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilderness Beach, Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

1
day
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and then make a trip to Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mossel Bay tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Mossel Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mossel Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex ©
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

1
night
Gansbaai

Gansbaai
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gansbaai trip site .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Gansbaai by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gansbaai can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

1
night
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hermanus travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gansbaai to Hermanus in an hour. In October in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

few
hours
Cape Town

Cape Town
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner .

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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