9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Coffee Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Jeffreys Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Mossel Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Robertson
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Paternoster
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Cape Town
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay ©
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Hole in the Wall.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coffee Bay day trip planner.

Johannesburg to Coffee Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Coffee Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jeffreys Bay.
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Hole in the Wall ©
Hole in the Wall

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Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tee off at St.Francis Links and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Jeffreys Bay journey maker app .

You can drive from Coffee Bay to Jeffreys Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Coffee Bay in March, Jeffreys Bay is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

St.Francis Links
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St.Francis Links ©
St.Francis Links
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Birds of Eden and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay holiday app .

You can drive from Jeffreys Bay to Plettenberg Bay in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

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Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Jude's Anglican Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in March: highs in Oudtshoorn hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
St Jude's Anglican Church ©
St Jude's Anglican Church

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Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay trip planning site .

Take a bus from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mossel Bay: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 19°C at night. You'll set off for Cape Agulhas on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Struisbaai Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Agulhas trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mossel Bay to Cape Agulhas by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cape Agulhas are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Robertson.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Robertson

Robertson
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Robertson online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Robertson takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Paternoster on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Robertson

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Paternoster

Paternoster ©
Paternoster is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Jem & Pantoffels and then get outside with Kayak Paternoster with Dianne Heesom Green - Private Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paternoster attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Robertson to Paternoster takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Paternoster

Outdoors Shopping
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Jem & Pantoffels ©
Jem & Pantoffels

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape Point. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House, and take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Paternoster to Cape Town takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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