31 days in Western Cape Itinerary

31 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
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Wilderness
— 4 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
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Montagu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 4 nights
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Cape Town
— 12 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Plettenberg Bay side-trips: Natures Valley Beach (in Nature's Valley) and Knysna (Brenton on Sea, Featherbed Nature Reserve, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Birds of Eden, learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Christopher Catholic Church, and tee off at Knysna Golf Club.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Plettenberg Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wilderness

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, stop by Palms Garden Square, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wilderness planning app.

Traveling by car from Plettenberg Bay to Wilderness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Wilderness can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Meiringspoort (in De Rust) and George (Dutch Reformed Mother Church & George Golf Club). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal, experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and stop by Lugro Ostrich Leather Products.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn day trip planning website.

You can drive from Wilderness to Oudtshoorn in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wilderness in March: highs in Oudtshoorn hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Montagu.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montagu

— 3 nights
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Explore Montagu's surroundings by going to Robertson (Robertson Art Gallery & Marbrin Olive Growers) and Swellendam (Die Biltong Boetiek, Drostdy Museum, &more). Spend the 14th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of R 62 nel Klein Karoo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montagu trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Montagu in 3 hours. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in March, expect nights in Montagu to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Montagu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hermanus

— 4 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens (in Betty's Bay), Oneiric Wines (in Elgin) and Iona Wine Farm (in Grabouw). There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, learn about winemaking at Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool, stroll through Onrus Beach, and browse the exhibits of Lembu Gallery & Studio.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Montagu to Hermanus in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 12 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: get great views at Cape Point, explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.