6 days in Stellenbosch & Paarl Itinerary

6 days in Stellenbosch & Paarl Itinerary

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6 days in Stellenbosch & Paarl Itinerary

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

3
nights
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stellenbosch: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Hermanus), Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant (in Botrivier) and Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay). Dedicate the 14th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden and learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stellenbosch sightseeing planner .

Johannesburg to Stellenbosch is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Stellenbosch hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paarl.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Stony Point Penguin Colony, Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spier Wine Farm ©
Spier Wine Farm

2
nights
Paarl

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Afrikaans Language Monument, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, and then do a tasting at Spice Route Destination.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paarl trip itinerary maker site .

Paarl is very close to Stellenbosch. In October, daytime highs in Paarl are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Paarl

Wineries
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Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese
Spice Route Destination ©
Spice Route Destination
Afrikaans Language Monument ©
Afrikaans Language Monument

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