22 days in Western Cape Itinerary

22 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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22 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  3​h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wilderness
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cape Town
— 8 nights
End: Cape Town

4
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Knysna Heads, Bollard Bay, & more) and Cola Beach (in Sedgefield). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, cool off at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park, browse the fresh offerings at Elephant Walk Farm Stall, and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay day trip planning website .

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wilderness.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Knysna
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads

4
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass, & more) and Lappiesbaai Beach (in Stilbaai). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the activities along Kaaiman's River.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilderness day trip planner .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Wilderness sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, George, Lappiesbaai Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

5
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get out of town with these interesting Hermanus side-trips: Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony) and Swellendam (Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery & Drostdy Museum). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, enjoy the sand and surf at Struisbaai Beach, get great views at Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Wilderness to Hermanus takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Agulhas, Swellendam, Betty's Bay, Stanford, Marbrin Olive Growers
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Shark Diving
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum

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.
Table Mountain National Park has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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