19 days in Western Cape Itinerary

19 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape vacation planner

Make it your trip
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West Coast National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Hermanus
— 3 nights
Fly
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Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Cape Town
— 9 nights

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West Coast National Park

— 1 day
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Gamkaberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park.

Start your trip to West Coast National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Cape Town to West Coast National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in West Coast National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Hermanus

— 3 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, take in the pleasant sights at Rotary Way, and look for gifts at Funky Vibes.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hermanus trip maker tool.

Drive from West Coast National Park to Hermanus in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay

— 4 nights
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Le Spa Tranquille, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and surround yourself with nature on Secrets of Knysna Forest.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Hermanus to Plettenberg Bay by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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 8th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then Head underground at Cango Caves. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn online trip planner.

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Oudtshoorn when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in September, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Cape Town

— 9 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Go for a jaunt from Cape Town to Franschhoek to see First South African Perfume Museum about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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

You can fly from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Western Cape travel guide

4.3
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.