16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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16 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Stellenbosch
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Franschhoek
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Mumbai

4
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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, hike along Platteklip Gorge, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Cape Town is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

3
nights
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate, take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum, enjoy some diversion at Shootopia Shooting Adventures, and get in on the family fun at Acrobranch Stellenbosch.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stellenbosch trip maker website .

Getting from Cape Town to Stellenbosch by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Iona Wine Farm
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
The Stellenbosch Village Museum ©
The Stellenbosch Village Museum

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.
On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, don't miss a visit to Dutch Reformed Church, then learn about winemaking at Paserene, and finally learn about winemaking at Lynx Wines.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Franschhoek journey planner.

Franschhoek is just a stone's throw from Stellenbosch. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lynx Wine ©
Lynx Wine
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Paserene ©
Paserene

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: The Dolphin Trail (in Storms River) and Tsitsikamma National Park (Storms River Suspension Bridge & Otter Trail). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay online visit planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Franschhoek to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Franschhoek in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail
Otter Trail ©
Otter Trail
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then cruise along Swartberg Pass, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip planner .

Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oudtshoorn, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dutch Reformed Mother Church
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

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