9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16​h
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill and Mandela House. Get some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. Spend the 16th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg tour planner .

New Delhi, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in June, with highs in Johannesburg at 22°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Emperors Palace
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Cape of Good Hope, then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and then kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at The Heart of Cape Town Museum, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, then admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, and finally do a tasting at Groot Constantia.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town travel route planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cape Town are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Birds of Eden, stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Brenton on Sea, take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

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