5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Port Elizabeth
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Cape Town

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stroll through Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cape Town. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at King's Beach and then stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Elizabeth tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve

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