16 days in South Africa Itinerary

16 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  19 h 30 min
1
Kleinbaai
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
McGregor
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

2
nights
Kleinbaai

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shark Diving. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves and then enjoy the sea views from Danger Point Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kleinbaai online attractions planner.

Glasgow, UK to Kleinbaai is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Glasgow to Kleinbaai due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Glasgow in June since evenings lows in Kleinbaai dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Kleinbaai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Klipgat Caves, Danger Point Lighthouse
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Shark Diving
Klipgat Caves ©
Klipgat Caves
Danger Point Lighthouse ©
Danger Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Grotto Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Klein River Cheese and then go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hermanus road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kleinbaai to Hermanus takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Hermanus are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to McGregor.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Stanford
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Klein River Cheese ©
Klein River Cheese

1
day
McGregor

McGregor ©
McGregor is a small village in the mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Robertson Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, and then stop by Millstone Pottery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our McGregor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to McGregor in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in McGregor

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Robertson Art Gallery
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Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary ©
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
Robertson Art Gallery ©
Robertson Art Gallery
Millstone Pottery ©
Millstone Pottery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from McGregor to Oudtshoorn in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm ©
Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Porcupine Ceramics, then stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, and then contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Jandreart Studio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, and finally do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in Plettenberg Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Radical Raptors ©
Radical Raptors
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
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 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Stark-Conde Wines, then see the interesting displays at Rupert Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Boschendal Wine Estate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Franschhoek trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Plettenberg Bay to Franschhoek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Franschhoek when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in June, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World
Highlights from your plan
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve ©
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Rupert Museum ©
Rupert Museum
Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate

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.
Let the collections at !Khwa ttu and District Six Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chapman's Peak Drive and Bloubergstrand Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, and get great views at Cape Point.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Franschhoek to Cape Town in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

!Khwa ttu
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
!Khwa ttu ©
!Khwa ttu

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