47 days in Western Cape Itinerary

47 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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47 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
West Coast National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hermanus
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Robertson
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Oudtshoorn
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Knysna
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for parks, beaches, historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Cape Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in October, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to West Coast National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

2
nights
West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park ©
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Coast National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Gamkaberg Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our West Coast National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Town to West Coast National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park

10
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to Bredasdorp (Shipwreck Museum & De Mond Nature Reserve), Betty's Bay (Stony Point Penguin Colony, Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, & more) and Gansbaai (African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary & Shark Diving). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip builder .

Traveling by car from West Coast National Park to Hermanus takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Betty's Bay, Elgin, Arniston, Bredasdorp, Gansbaai
Highlights from your plan
Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary ©
Shark Diving
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path

6
nights
Robertson

Robertson ©
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 Swellendam (Old Apostolic Church, Drostdy Museum, & more), Barrydale (Magpie Gallery, The Makers Brew, & more) and Montagu (American Dream Cars, Montagu NGK Dutch Reformed Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tanagra Winery & Distillery, relax in the rural setting at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mountain Brewing Company.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Robertson trip planner .

You can drive from Hermanus to Robertson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. October in Robertson sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montagu, McGregor, Swellendam, Barrydale, Goedverwacht Wine Estate
Highlights from your plan
Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Mountain Brewing Company ©
Mountain Brewing Company

7
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Fernskloof Wines (in Prince Albert), Geelkrans Nature Reserve (in Stilbaai) and George (Cape Palette Art Gallery, Dutch Reformed Mother Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, explore and take pictures at Rooiberg Pass, stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, and get outside with Umkhondo Big Five.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip planner .

Drive from Robertson to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, George, De Rust, Mossel Bay, Fernskloof Wines
Highlights from your plan
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

8
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Explore Knysna's surroundings by going to The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Birds of Eden, & more), Plettenberg Bay (Plettenvale Wines, St. Christopher Catholic Church, & more) and Wilderness (Dolphin Point Lookout, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stroll through Featherbed Nature Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Knysna Lagoon.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Knysna road trip site .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Knysna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

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