6 days in Cape Town, Hermanus & Cape Agulhas Itinerary

6 days in Cape Town, Hermanus & Cape Agulhas Itinerary

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6 days in Cape Town, Hermanus & Cape Agulhas Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  4​h
1
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cape Agulhas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Durban

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore and learn at District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Robben Island Museum. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stop by Prins & Prins, explore the galleries of Osner Gallery | Private Collection, and browse the different shops at Cape Quarter Mall.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town driving holiday planning tool .

Durban to Cape Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durban in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

2
nights
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Grotto Beach. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, then stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, then view the masterpieces at Originals Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lembu Gallery & Studio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hermanus day trip planning tool .

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. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

1
night
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Agulhas travel route planning site .

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse

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