11 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

11 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

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11 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Stellenbosch
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  17​h
End: London

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Point and Clifton Beaches. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island Museum and Bo-kaap. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner .

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Cape Town. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

3
nights
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 25th (Sat), do a tasting at Eikehof, then do a tasting at Stony Brook Vineyards, then do a tasting at Lynx Wine Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Waterford Estate. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Warwick Wine Estate, then see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery Group.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stellenbosch road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Franschhoek
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Stony Brook Vineyards ©
Stony Brook Vineyards
Lynx Wine ©
Lynx Wine

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