3 days in Wellington & Paarl Itinerary

3 days in Wellington & Paarl Itinerary

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3 days in Wellington & Paarl Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  1​h
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
End: Cape Town


Wellington ©
Wellington is a town in the Western Cape Winelands, a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, in South Africa with a population of approximately 62,000. On the 11th (Fri), stroll through Bains MTB Trails, then sample the fine beverages at James Sedgwick Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Diemersfontein Winery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wellington road trip planning app .

Cape Town to Wellington is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Wellington can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paarl.

Things to do in Wellington

Outdoors Parks Trails
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James Sedgwick Distillery ©
James Sedgwick Distillery


Paarl ©
The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
On the 12th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, then meet the residents at The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World, and finally stop by DV Artisan Chocolate. On the next day, do a tasting at Spice Route Destination, then take in nature's colorful creations at Babylonstoren, and then do a tasting at Eikehof.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paarl online road trip planner .

Paarl is just a short distance from Wellington. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World
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Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese