6 days in Western Cape Itinerary

6 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape journey planner

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George
— 2 nights
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Mossel Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Knysna
— 1 night
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 1 night
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George

— 2 nights
Benefiting from a pleasant climate and prime location on the Garden Route, the town of George serves as the Southern Cape's premier tourism hub.
Get out of town with these interesting George side-trips: Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, &more) and St Georges Mall (in Cape Town Central). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Outeniqua Pass, look for gifts at Wonki Wear, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the George trip itinerary app.

Johannesburg to George is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mossel Bay.

Things to do in George

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mossel Bay

— 1 night

Bay of Attraction

A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nkonzo Wildlife Research.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mossel Bay tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from George to Mossel Bay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Mossel Bay are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Knysna

— 1 night
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
On the 6th (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knysna Elephant Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Knysna online day trip planner.

Drive from Mossel Bay to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Plettenberg Bay

— 1 night
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

Plettenberg Bay is very close to Knysna. In May, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks

Western Cape travel guide

4.3
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.