5 days in Western Cape Itinerary

5 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape journey planner

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Oudtshoorn
— 1 day
Drive
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Knysna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 1 night
Drive
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Stellenbosch
— 1 night

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Oudtshoorn

— 1 day

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.
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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Oudtshoorn. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Knysna

— 2 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
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You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Knysna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Knysna are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Hermanus.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Hermanus

— 1 night
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): do a tasting at Sumaridge Wine Estate, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip planner.

You can fly from Knysna to Hermanus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Stellenbosch

— 1 night

City of Oaks

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, get curious at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, then learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, and finally stroll through Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Traveling by car from Hermanus to Stellenbosch takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.