6 days in Paarl, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

6 days in Paarl, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

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6 days in Paarl, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  14​h
1
Paarl
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
3
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Paarl

The town of Paarl remains best known for its landscape, dominated by a gargantuan granite outcrop--it's also notable as the birthplace of the Afrikaans language.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Rhebokskloof MTB Trails, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stroll through Ashia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Paarl road trip site .

Johannesburg to Paarl is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paarl: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Paarl

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Horseback Riding Tours
Ashia ©
Ashia

1
night
Stellenbosch

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 15th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch itinerary planning tool .

Stellenbosch is just a short distance from Paarl. In October, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

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Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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 nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary site .

Take a bus from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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