4 days in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl Itinerary

4 days in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl Itinerary

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4 days in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek & Paarl Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
bus:  1​h
1
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Franschhoek
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Paarl
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
End: Cape Town

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night
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch trip planner .

Cape Town to Stellenbosch is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Stellenbosch sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries Museums Childrens Museums
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Spier Wine Farm ©
Spier Wine Farm

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Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): do a tasting at Eikehof and then see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Franschhoek trip itinerary planner .

Franschhoek is very close to Stellenbosch. In October, daytime highs in Franschhoek are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Paarl.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Grand Provence Estate ©
Grand Provence Estate
First South African Perfume Museum ©

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Paarl

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Diemersfontein Winery and then stop by DV Artisan Chocolate.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paarl trip itinerary planning tool .

Paarl is just a stone's throw from Franschhoek. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Diemersfontein Winery
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Mellasat Vineyards ©
Mellasat Vineyards
DV Artisan Chocolate ©
DV Artisan Chocolate

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