17 days in South Africa Itinerary

17 days in South Africa Itinerary

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17 days in South Africa Itinerary

Hamburg
Fly:  19​h
Hermanus
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Hoedspruit
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
Hamburg

3
days
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach. Visiting Stony Point Penguin Colony and Kwaaiwater will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Stanford (Phillipskop Mountain Reserve & Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fernkloof Nature Reserve, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and learn about winemaking at Bouchard Finlayson Winery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hermanus online vacation planner .

Hamburg, Germany to Hermanus is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Hermanus is 1 hour. Traveling from Hamburg in October, expect Hermanus to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hoedspruit.

Things to do in Hermanus

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanford, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. The adventure continues: stop by Kumbaya Home Decor.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hoedspruit trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Hoedspruit by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hermanus in November: highs in Hoedspruit hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hoedspruit

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Featherbed Nature Reserve and Elephant Sanctuary. Visit Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay for some beach relaxation. When in Plettenberg Bay, make a side trip to see Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park in Knysna, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon, do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, view the masterpieces at Porcupine Ceramics, and stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Plettenberg Bay travel planning tool .

Getting from Hoedspruit to Plettenberg Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Hoedspruit in November, things will get little chillier in Plettenberg Bay: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
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Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Featherbed Nature Reserve ©
Featherbed Nature Reserve

4
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like West Coast National Park and Boschendal Wine Estate. Visit Boulders Beach and Bloubergstrand Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, enjoy the sand and surf at Fish Hoek Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip builder website .

Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

West Coast National Park, Boschendal Wine Estate
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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