5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: East London
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: East London

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.
Visiting Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Franschhoek Motor Museum and The Old Biscuit Mill. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles, and take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip builder tool .

East London to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from East London in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cape Town, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Franschhoek Motor Museum
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, then explore the galleries of Jandreart Studio, and finally stroll through Brenton on Sea. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon and then stroll through Buffalo Bay.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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