12 days in Cape Town & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

12 days in Cape Town & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

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12 days in Cape Town & Plettenberg Bay Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
End: Cape Town

5
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. January in Cape Town sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

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

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 January, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zeitz MOCAA. See some other sides of Cape Town: enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, explore the activities along Hout Bay, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Lion's Head ©
Lion's Head
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Bo-kaap ©
Bo-kaap

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