19 days in Western Cape Itinerary

19 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape planner

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Cederberg
— 2 nights
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Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
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Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Robertson
— 6 nights
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Cederberg

— 2 nights
On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Stadsaal Caves and then do a tasting at Cederberg Private Cellar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cederberg visit planner.

Vredendal to Cederberg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Cederberg

Parks · Wineries · Nature
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Mossel Bay

— 2 nights

Bay of Attraction

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and De Zeekoe Farm. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Herold Wine Estate. Explore Mossel Bay's surroundings by going to Umkhondo Big Five (in Albertinia) and Cape Palette Art Gallery (in George). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and enjoy the sand and surf at Diaz Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mossel Bay online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cederberg to Mossel Bay in 6 hours. When traveling from Cederberg in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Mossel Bay: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay

— 5 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Buffalo Bay and Bollard Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Radical Raptors. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Garden Route National Park (in Knysna) and MLink Glass Studio (in Sedgefield). There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of Ocean Safaris, stroll through Plettenberg Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Porcupine Ceramics, and play a few rounds at Goose Valley Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Hermanus

— 3 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Take a break from the city and head to African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary and Phillipskop Mountain Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Creation. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater, stop by Funky Vibes, and do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hermanus sightseeing planner.

Fly from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Hermanus when traveling from Plettenberg Bay in July, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Robertson.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Robertson

— 6 nights
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.
Get outdoors at Montagu Nature Garden and American Dream Cars. Step off the beaten path and head to Klipdrift Distillery and Excelsior Wine Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Robertson: Swellendam (Chocolat Etc. & Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Graham Beck Robertson Estate, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tanagra Winery & Distillery, relax in the rural setting at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, and admire all the interesting features of De Wetshof Estate.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Robertson road trip planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Robertson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Robertson sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.