20 days in Western Cape Itinerary

20 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip itinerary planner

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Knysna
— 3 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Town
— 9 nights
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Knysna

— 3 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: Secrets of Knysna Forest (in Harkerville), Plettenberg Bay (Robberg Nature Reserve & Plettenvale Wines) and The Crags (Birds of Eden & Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

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Johannesburg to Knysna is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in November: highs in Knysna hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: Mossel Bay (Harry Giddy Park & Shark Diving) and Rooiberg Pass (in Calitzdorp). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, explore and take pictures at Swartberg Pass, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hermanus

— 4 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to Drostdy Museum (in Swellendam), Gansbaai (African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary & Shark Diving) and Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, browse for treasures at The Book Collector, and do a tasting at Domaine Des Dieux.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hermanus trip website.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Hermanus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Oudtshoorn in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hermanus: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town attractions planner.

Getting from Hermanus to Cape Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.