11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

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11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly:  27​h
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Atlanta

5
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Boulders Beach and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Visiting Cape of Good Hope and Signal Hill will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, head off the coast to Robben Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town custom trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Atlanta to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. In December, Cape Town is a bit warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Chapman's Peak Drive
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Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach

2
days
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 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Birds of Eden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Robberg Nature Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plettenberg Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect nights in Plettenberg Bay to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Birds of Eden
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Plettenberg Beach

1
day
Johannesburg

Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

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Getting from Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Plettenberg Bay in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Johannesburg

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Apartheid Museum

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