39 days in Western Cape Itinerary

39 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Elim
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Elim
— 1 night
Drive
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Bredasdorp
— 8 nights
Drive
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Napier
— 1 night
Drive
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Robertson
— 11 nights
Drive
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Montagu
— 6 nights
Drive
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Swellendam
— 9 nights
Drive
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Witsand
— 2 nights
Drive to George Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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Elim

— 1 night
To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Elim road trip planning website.

Johannesburg to Elim is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bredasdorp.

Things to do in Elim

Wineries · Historic Sites

Bredasdorp

— 8 nights
Bredasdorp is a town in the Southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa, and the main economic and service hub of that region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bredasdorp: Stanford (Phillipskop Mountain Reserve & Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary), Gansbaai (Shark Diving & African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary) and Cape Agulhas Lighthouse (in L'Agulhas). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Agulhas National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at The Kapula Gallery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Waenhuiskrans Caves.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bredasdorp trip maker.

Bredasdorp is just a short distance from Elim. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Napier.

Things to do in Bredasdorp

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Napier

— 1 night
Napier is a village at the foot of the Soetmuisberg, between Caledon and Bredasdorp. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Oh My ArtsCrafts.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Napier trip planner.

Napier is very close to Bredasdorp. December in Napier sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Robertson.

Things to do in Napier

Museums · Shopping

Robertson

— 11 nights
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matroosberg Nature Reserve (in Ceres), Worcester (Karoo Desert Garden, Stettyn Cellar, &more) and Tulbagh (Oakhurst Olives, Old Town Tulbagh, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, experience rural life at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Klipdrift Distillery.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Robertson trip planner.

You can drive from Napier to Robertson in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Robertson can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montagu.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montagu

— 6 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.
Montagu is known for parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with American Dream Cars, view the masterpieces at IBIS Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Montagu Village Market, and relax in the rural setting at Olijvenhof Olive Estate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Montagu travel planner.

Drive from Robertson to Montagu in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Montagu are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Swellendam.

Things to do in Montagu

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Swellendam

— 9 nights
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnacle Point Golf Club (in Mossel Bay), Stilbaai (Inverroche Distillery, Lappiesbaai Beach, &more) and Hartenbos (Janine Iron and Washing Museum & Hartenbos Waterpark). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, explore the striking landscape of Bontebok National Park, stroll through Marloth Nature Reserve, and get your game on at Swellendam fairy sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Swellendam holiday planner.

Drive from Montagu to Swellendam in an hour. In January in Swellendam, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Witsand.

Things to do in Swellendam

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Witsand

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Sijnn Winery and then hike along De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Witsand day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Swellendam to Witsand takes an hour. In January in Witsand, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Witsand

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.