44 days in Western Cape Itinerary

44 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape planner

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Cape Town
— 16 nights
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Hermanus
— 6 nights
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Robertson
— 6 nights
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
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Mossel Bay
— 4 nights
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— 6 nights
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Cape Town

— 16 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Eikehof (in Franschhoek) and Stellenbosch (The Stellenbosch Village Museum, Stellenbrau, &more). The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cape Town. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Hermanus

— 6 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hermanus: Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Franschhoek (Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery, Stony Brook Vineyards, &more) and Klipgat Caves (in De Kelders). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, learn about winemaking at Raka Wine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hermanus trip maker site.

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Hermanus are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Robertson.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Robertson

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Robertson side-trips: Montagu (Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church, &more) and Swellendam (Drostdy Museum, Old Apostolic Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tanagra Winery & Distillery, and relax in the rural setting at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm.

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Traveling by car from Hermanus to Robertson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Robertson can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn

— 5 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 Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to De Rust (Meiringspoort Waterfall & Meiringspoort) and Calitzdorp (Roger Young Gallery & Rooiberg Pass). There's much more to do: Head underground at Cango Caves, take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

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Drive from Robertson to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossel Bay

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mossel Bay: George (Redberry Farm, Cape Palette Art Gallery, &more), Stilbaai (Geelkrans Nature Reserve & Namo Natural Health) and Wilderness (Tiny Shop & Parasailing & Paragliding).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mossel Bay attractions planning website.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Mossel Bay, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay

— 6 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.
Explore Plettenberg Bay's surroundings by going to Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Jandreart Studio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park, indulge your taste buds at Plett Wine Tours, surround yourself with nature on Secrets of Knysna Forest, and kick back and relax at Robberg 5 Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.