38 days in Western Cape Itinerary

38 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip itinerary planner

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Ceres
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Worcester
— 1 night
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Wellington
— 1 night
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Langebaan
— 2 nights
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Vredenburg
— 1 night
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Paarl
— 2 nights
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Franschhoek
— 2 nights
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Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
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Swellendam
— 2 nights
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Cape Agulhas
— 2 nights
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Gansbaai
— 2 nights
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Hermanus
— 2 nights
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Kleinmond
— 1 night
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Cape Town
— 2 nights
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Beaufort West
— 1 night
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Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
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Calitzdorp
— 2 nights
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Mossel Bay
— 2 nights
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George
— 2 nights
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Wilderness
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Knysna
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Ceres

— 1 day
Ceres is the administrative centre and largest town of the Witzenberg Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Ceres Zipslide Adventures has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), whizz through the canopy at Ceres Zipslide Adventures, tour the old-fashioned way with Ceres Rail Company, and then don't miss a visit to Old Town Tulbagh.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ceres trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Ceres. In April in Ceres, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Worcester.

Things to do in Ceres

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Worcester

— 1 night
Worcester is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Worcester Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Karoo Desert Garden, and then try to win big at Golden Valley Casino.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Worcester road trip planner.

You can drive from Ceres to Worcester in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Worcester are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Worcester

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Wellington

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): do a tasting at Imbuko Wines, then do a tasting at Diemersfontein Wines Tasting Room, and then do a tasting at Doolhof Wine Estate.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wellington itinerary planner.

You can drive from Worcester to Wellington in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Langebaan.

Things to do in Wellington

Wineries · Shopping

Langebaan

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Darling Sweet, then see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu, and then kick back and relax at Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Langebaan Beach and then explore the activities along Langebaan Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Langebaan trip maker tool.

You can drive from Wellington to Langebaan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Langebaan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vredenburg.

Things to do in Langebaan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Vredenburg

— 1 night
Vredenburg is a town of the Cape West Coast in the Western Cape province of South Africa. For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vredenburg trip planning app.

Vredenburg is just a short distance from Langebaan. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Paarl.

Things to do in Vredenburg

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Paarl

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Winelands

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): do a tasting at Spice Route Destination, then look for gifts at DV Artisan Chocolate, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape Brewing Company, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Nederburg Wines, get to know the resident critters at The Animal Sanctuary at Butterfly World, then learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and finally appreciate the history behind Afrikaans Language Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paarl trip itinerary site.

Getting from Vredenburg to Paarl by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Paarl can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Franschhoek

— 2 nights

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
On the 9th (Fri), examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then do a tasting at Eikehof, then do a tasting at La Motte Wine Estate, and finally cruise along Franschhoek Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Boschendal Wine Estate, then learn about winemaking at Glenwood Vineyards, and then view the masterpieces at Grand Provence Estate.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Franschhoek road trip planning app.

Franschhoek is just a stone's throw from Paarl. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Stellenbosch

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 11th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Spier Wine Farm, admire the masterpieces at Dyman Gallery, get engrossed in the history at The Stellenbosch Village Museum, then engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and finally stop by Local Works.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stellenbosch driving holiday planner.

Stellenbosch is just a short distance from Franschhoek. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Swellendam

— 2 nights
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Marloth Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to NG Kerk Swellendam, take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then stop by Chocolat Etc., and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bontebok National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Swellendam using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Swellendam takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Swellendam can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Swellendam

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Cape Agulhas

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): savor the flavors at Wine Boutique on the Shipwreck Coast, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Shipwreck Museum, then Head underground at Waenhuiskrans Caves, and then contemplate the long history of Kassiesbaai.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Cape Agulhas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gansbaai.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Gansbaai

— 2 nights
Nature lovers will enjoy a holiday in Gansbaai, a fishing village and tourism haven notable for its diverse marine life and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Overberg Honey Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves, go for a walk through Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gansbaai trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Agulhas to Gansbaai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Gansbaai, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Gansbaai

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hermanus

— 2 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kwaaiwater, stop by Rossouw Modern, take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Voelklip Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip planner.

Drive from Gansbaai to Hermanus in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Hermanus sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kleinmond.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kleinmond

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Kleinmond Beach, and then look for gifts at Peregrine Farm Stall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kleinmond trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Kleinmond takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kleinmond

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay Harbour Market, Somerset Mall and Helderberg Nature Reserve. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): hike along Helderberg Nature Reserve, look for gifts at Somerset Mall, make a trip to Bay Harbour Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, and finally do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, then take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kleinmond to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Beaufort West.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Beaufort West

— 1 night
Beaufort West is a town in the Western Cape province in South Africa. On the 24th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Karoo National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort West road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Beaufort West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Beaufort West

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Oudtshoorn

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Sun), stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then Head underground at Cango Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, admire the landmark architecture of St Jude's Anglican Church, then cruise along Swartberg Pass, and finally look for gifts at Bella-Mia Pottery.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn travel app.

You can drive from Beaufort West to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Calitzdorp.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Calitzdorp

— 2 nights
On the 27th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Rooiberg Pass, learn about winemaking at De Krans Wines, learn about winemaking at Boplaas, then view the masterpieces at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Calitzdorp Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Du'SwaRoo Wine and Olive farm, then stop by Peter Bayly Wines, and then don't miss a visit to Roger Young Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Calitzdorp trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Calitzdorp

Wineries · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at The Shark Lab, stroll through Santos Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then hike along St. Blaize Trail.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mossel Bay tour app.

Traveling by car from Calitzdorp to Mossel Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to George.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

George

— 2 nights
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Outeniqua Transport Museum, then do a tasting at Herold Wine Estate, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Game, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Robertson Brewing Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Fancourt Country Club, then contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House, and then look for gifts at The Fudgemaster.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our George trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Mossel Bay to George takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in George when traveling from Mossel Bay in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in George

Outdoors · Golf · Wineries · Museums

Wilderness

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Dolphin Point Lookout, and then get great views at Map of Africa Viewpoint. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Wilderness Lagoon, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then look for gifts at Tiny Shop.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wilderness sightseeing planning app.

Wilderness is just a short distance from George. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Wilderness

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Knysna

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon, then race across the water with Knysna RIB Adventures, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Knysna Heads, then see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Room, then browse the exhibits of Jandreart Studio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Knysna day trip planner.

Drive from Wilderness to Knysna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Plettenberg Bay

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, then do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Christopher Catholic Church. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, then relax and rejuvenate at Forest Nature Spa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Plettenberg Bay is just a short distance from Knysna. In May in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

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.