6 days in South Africa Itinerary

6 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa tour planner

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— 1 day
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Cape Town
— 2 nights



— 1 day

City of Light

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 16th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg visit planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Plettenberg Bay

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garden Route National Park and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Knysna Lagoon and Untouched Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Tsitsikamma National Park (Face Adrenalin & Suspension Bridge) and Brenton on Sea (in Knysna). There's more to do: stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip tool.

Getting from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, you will find days in Plettenberg Bay are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then see the world from above with Cape Town Helicopters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): do a tasting at Eikehof, see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and finally take the plunge with Mother City SkyDiving.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Town online route planner.

You can fly from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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South Africa travel guide

Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains
Rainbow Nation
The landscapes of South Africa match its people in terms of diversity, richness, and vitality. From desert lands and coastlines, to the famous nature reserves sheltering the "Big Five" game animals, the country has natural charm in spades. The main cities provide a wealth of bars, clubs, shopping districts, and entertainment options to please the most demanding visitors, while traditional life can still be admired and respected in a collection of villages with beehive-style huts and an age-old cultural heritage. When in need of a minute to digest all that's happened during your trip to South Africa, sit down to a braai (traditional barbecue), and a bottle of wine made at one of the country's thriving vineyards.