8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  6​h
3
Hermanus
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Nashville

3
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 Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre, Baraka Gifts and Decor and Honest Chocolate. You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Visiting Robben Island Museum and Camp's Bay Beach will get you outdoors.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip builder .

Nashville, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Cape Town. Traveling from Nashville in March, expect Cape Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches
Camp's Bay Beach ©
Camp's Bay Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, and then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay day trip site .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

1
day
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You've now added Lembu Gallery & Studio to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Voelklip Beach and then browse the exhibits of Lembu Gallery & Studio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in March, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Lembu Gallery & Studio ©
Lembu Gallery & Studio

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