15 days in South Africa Itinerary

15 days in South Africa Itinerary

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15 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hermanus
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Hoedspruit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Mumbai


4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Plettenvale Wines and Jandreart Studio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Buffalo Bay and Elephant Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Noetzie (in Noetzie) and Knysna (Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, Brenton on Sea, & more). There's more to do: stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay vacation site .

Mumbai, India to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Plettenberg Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Knysna, Noetzie
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

4
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and Domaine Des Dieux. Visiting Grotto Beach and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Step out of Hermanus with an excursion to Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty's Bay--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hermanus day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Hermanus are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanford, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©

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 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kumbaya Home Decor, then stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Hoedspruit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre ©
Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
Safaris
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©

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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Bloubergstrand Beach and Boulders Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Boschendal Wine Estate and Fairview Wine and Cheese. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, relax in the rural setting at Cape Point Ostrich Farm, admire all the interesting features of Cape of Good Hope, and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hoedspruit to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boschendal Wine Estate, Fairview Wine and Cheese
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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