12 days in Mossel Bay, Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

12 days in Mossel Bay, Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

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12 days in Mossel Bay, Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Drive:  5 h
1
Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
End: Port Elizabeth

1
night
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
You've now added Point of Human Origins to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Point of Human Origins.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay planner .

Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Cape Town.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Tours Outdoors
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Point of Human Origins ©
Point of Human Origins

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hike Lion's Head (Cape Town), Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Muizenberg Beach, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bloubergstrand Beach and Fish Hoek Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Noordhoek Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mossel Bay to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Polkadraai Farm, Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa and Spice Route Destination. On the 13th (Mon), do a tasting at Spice Route Destination. On the next day, stroll through Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa and then experience rural life at Polkadraai Farm.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Stellenbosch sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Spice Route Destination
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Polkadraai Farm ©
Polkadraai Farm

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