5 days in Garden Route & Cape Town Itinerary

5 days in Garden Route & Cape Town Itinerary

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5 days in Garden Route & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the next day, stroll through Birds of Eden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dolphin Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary planning app .

Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for little chillier days in Plettenberg Bay, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

The Dolphin Trail
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
The Dolphin Trail ©
The Dolphin Trail

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fish Hoek Beach, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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