10 days in Western Cape Itinerary

10 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape attractions planner

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Paarl
— 1 night
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Worcester
— 1 night
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Robertson
— 1 night
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Montagu
— 1 night
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Barrydale
— 1 night
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Calitzdorp
— 1 night
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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
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Paarl

— 1 night

Pearl of the Winelands

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Ashia, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then learn about winemaking at Eikehof, and finally do a tasting at Nederburg Wines. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Cape Brewing Company, learn about winemaking at Spice Route Destination, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paarl trip planning app.

Cape Town to Paarl is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Paarl can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Worcester.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Worcester

— 1 night
Worcester is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Worcester Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Karoo Desert Garden, and then try your luck at Golden Valley Casino.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Worcester online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Paarl to Worcester in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Robertson.

Things to do in Worcester

Casinos · Parks · Fun & Games

Robertson

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the galleries of Millstone Pottery, admire the natural beauty at Van Loveren Family Cellar, and then learn about winemaking at Goedverwacht Wine Estate.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Robertson road trip planning site.

You can drive from Worcester to Robertson in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Robertson are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montagu.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Montagu

— 1 night
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at Montagu Farmstall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mildred's Chapelry.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Montagu trip planner.

Getting from Robertson to Montagu by car takes about an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Montagu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Barrydale.

Things to do in Montagu

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Barrydale

— 1 night
Barrydale is a village located on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. On the 17th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Tradouw Pass, view the masterpieces at Magpie Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Barrydale Dutch Reformed Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barrydale vacation maker app.

You can drive from Montagu to Barrydale in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Calitzdorp.

Things to do in Barrydale

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Calitzdorp

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at De Krans Wines, learn about winemaking at Boplaas, then examine the collection at Calitzdorp Museum, then learn about winemaking at Du'SwaRoo Wine and Olive farm, and finally cruise along Rooiberg Pass.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calitzdorp online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Barrydale to Calitzdorp takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Calitzdorp

Wineries · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Oudtshoorn

— 3 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Oudtshoorn is known for parks, nature, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Swartberg Pass, Head underground at Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meerkat Magic, and stop by Bella-Mia Pottery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Getting from Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn by car takes about an hour. In November in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Scenic Drive

Western Cape travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Mountains
Shifting landscapes of towering mountains, patchworks of farmlands, and sandy beaches draw visitors from all around the world to the Western Cape. Delve into the bustling commercial and industrial center of Cape Town, or tour quaint wineries dotting the countryside, where you'll receive a warm welcome and plenty of gastronomic delights. Active vacations in the Western Cape make the most of a large number of outdoor activities and extreme sports, such as bungee-jumping, 4x4 driving, and jeep safaris through the region's wilderness.