5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Twelve Apostles. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franschhoek Motor Museum and The Old Biscuit Mill. There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, stop by Baraka Gifts and Decor, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip planning app.

East London to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from East London in September, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Cape Town. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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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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.
On the 28th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Jandreart Studio, and finally stroll through Brenton on Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Buffalo Bay.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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