12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  17​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hermanus
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Paris

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Knysna Lagoon. Venture out of the city with trips to Featherbed Nature Reserve (in Knysna) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Sanctuary.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay holiday planner.

Paris, France to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Plettenberg Bay due to the time zone difference. In September in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Knysna, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotto Beach and Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary (in Stanford). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the sky in a new way at SANSA Space Science, look for gifts at Funky Vibes, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Book Collector.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September, plan for little chillier nights in Hermanus, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Fernkloof Nature Reserve ©
Fernkloof Nature Reserve

2
nights
Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit ©
Hoedspruit offers proximity to Kruger National Park and features an airport, making it a popular jump-off point for a variety of tours and safaris.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, and then view the masterpieces at iNyoka Art Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Hoedspruit in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hermanus in September, expect Hoedspruit to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
iNyoka Art Gallery ©
iNyoka Art Gallery

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, head off the coast to Robben Island, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hoedspruit in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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