44 days in Western Cape Itinerary

44 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape tour planner

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Cape Town
— 16 nights
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Hermanus
— 6 nights
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Robertson
— 6 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mossel Bay
— 4 nights
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Plettenberg Bay
— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Eikehof (in Franschhoek) and Stellenbosch (The Stellenbosch Village Museum, Stellenbrau, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. June in Cape Town sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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: go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path, learn about winemaking at Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool, enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach, and stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hermanus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Hermanus takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Robertson: Swellendam (Drostdy Museum, Old Apostolic Church, &more) and Montagu (Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church, &more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, explore the galleries of Edna Fourie Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and experience rural life at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Robertson trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Hermanus to Robertson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Robertson are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oudtshoorn: De Rust (Meiringspoort Waterfall & Meiringspoort) and Calitzdorp (Roger Young Gallery & Rooiberg Pass). The adventure continues: Head underground at Cango Caves, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, experience rural life at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip planning app.

Drive from Robertson to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (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: Wilderness (Tiny Shop & Parasailing & Paragliding), Stilbaai (Geelkrans Nature Reserve & Namo Natural Health) and George (Redberry Farm, Cape Palette Art Gallery, &more).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mossel Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mossel Bay, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Jandreart Studio, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peters Anglican Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at Forest Nature Spa, and surround yourself with nature on Secrets of Knysna Forest.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online day trip planner.

Drive from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Plettenberg Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly 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.