11 days in Western Cape Itinerary

11 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape vacation planner

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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
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Stanford
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 7 nights
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Oudtshoorn

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): experience rural life at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then cruise along Swartberg Pass. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, then take in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Meiringspoort Waterfall.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn route website.

Lagos, Nigeria to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from West Africa Standard Time (WAT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lagos in May, you will find days in Oudtshoorn are little chillier (25°C), and nights are much colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Stanford.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Stanford

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stanford tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Stanford in 4 hours. In May in Stanford, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stanford

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 7 nights

Mother City

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 some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

You can drive from Stanford to Cape Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.