60 days in Western Cape Itinerary

60 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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60 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lamberts Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hermanus
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cape Agulhas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Swellendam
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Robertson
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Oudtshoorn
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Plettenberg Bay
— 13 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Cape Town

14
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 the less-touristy side of things at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Old Biscuit Mill. We've included these beaches for you: Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Stellenbosch (Wine Tours & Tastings, Spier Wine Farm, & more), Darling (Darling Olives, The Darling Wine Shop, & more) and !Khwa ttu (in Yzerfontein). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, steep yourself in history at Robben Island, learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town online sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cape Town. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lamberts Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Darling, Paarl, Pulpit Rock Wine
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

4
nights
Lamberts Bay

Lamberts Bay ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Teubes Family Wine Cellar and Wine Estate - Fryer's Cove. Let the collections at Stone Fish Studio and Gallery and SA Fisheries Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Klawer Cellars (in Klawer), Clanwilliam (Rooibos Tea House, Heerenlogement, & more) and Weskus Mall (in Vredenburg).

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lamberts Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cape Town to Lamberts Bay in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: highs in Lamberts Bay hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Lamberts Bay

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Clanwilliam, Paternoster, Teubes Family Wine Cellar, SA Fisheries Museum, Klawer Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Klawer Cellars ©
Klawer Cellars
Stone Fish Studio and Gallery ©
Stone Fish Studio and Gallery
Stompneus Point Lighthouse ©
Stompneus Point Lighthouse

6
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and Raka Wine. Step out of the city life by going to Grotto Beach and Stony Point Penguin Colony. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai) and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary (in Stanford). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fernkloof Nature Reserve, savor the flavors at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Romantiques, and stop by Hemingways of Hermanus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hermanus online travel route planner .

You can drive from Lamberts Bay to Hermanus in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Lamberts Bay in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hermanus: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Agulhas.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Stanford, Stony Point Penguin Colony, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

5
nights
Cape Agulhas

Cape Agulhas
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa and Seaside Dunes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Kassiesbaai. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Agulhas side-trips: Strandveld Vineyards (in Elim), Bredasdorp (Black Oystercatcher Wine, De Hoop Nature Reserve, & more) and Arniston (Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve & Waenhuiskrans Caves).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Agulhas online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Agulhas takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Cape Agulhas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bredasdorp, Arniston, Strandveld Vineyards, The Tradouwspass
Highlights from your plan
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ©
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse
De Hoop Nature Reserve ©
De Hoop Nature Reserve

6
nights
Swellendam

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Shop till you drop at Newly Defined & African Pickers and Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory. Appreciate the collections at Drostdy Museum and Hardys Memories of Africa African Art and Curios. Venture out of the city with trips to Laingsburg Flood Museum (in Laingsburg), Barrydale (Magpie Gallery, Inkaroo Jewellery, & more) and Riversdale (NGK Church & St Mathew's Anglican Church). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Bontebok National Park. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, stop by Die Biltong Boetiek, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Apostolic Church, and play a few rounds at Swellendam Golf Course.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Swellendam online road trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Agulhas to Swellendam in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Robertson.

Things to do in Swellendam

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Barrydale, Riversdale, Newly Defined & African Pickers, Kasselshoop - Cheese Factory, Laingsburg Flood Museum
Highlights from your plan
Newly Defined & African Pickers ©
Newly Defined & African Pickers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Bontebok National Park ©
Bontebok National Park

5
nights
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hick's Art Gallery and Platform 62. Excelsior Wine Estate and De Wetshof Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Robertson: Lord's Wines (in McGregor) and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (in Montagu). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Esona Boutique Wine, stroll through Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery, and indulge your taste buds at Van Loveren Family Cellar.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Robertson online journey planner .

You can drive from Swellendam to Robertson in an hour. In September in Robertson, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

McGregor, Ashton, Montagu
Highlights from your plan
Excelsior Wine Estate ©
Excelsior Wine Estate
Van Loveren Family Cellar ©
Van Loveren Family Cellar
Esona Boutique Wine Estate ©
Esona Boutique Wine Estate

6
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex and Villa Kruger will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place and Boplaas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oudtshoorn: Calitzdorp (Calitzdorp Museum, Calitzdorp Cellar, & more), George (Outeniqua Transport Museum & Montagu Pass Old Toll House) and Wilderness Beach (in Wilderness). The adventure continues: cruise along Swartberg Pass, take an in-depth tour of Janine Iron and Washing Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Meiringspoort, and do a tasting at Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Robertson to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, Mossel Bay, De Rust, Prince Albert, George
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

13
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park and Knysna Lagoon. Get a sense of the local culture at Jandreart Studio and Holy Trinity Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park), Knysna (Metelerkamps, Brenton on Sea, & more) and Sedgefield (Sedgefield Craft Brewery, Glass Roots Studio, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, play a few rounds at Goose Valley Golf Club, savor the flavors at Harkerville Saturday Village Market, and look for gifts at La Carla Mask Atelier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Plettenberg Bay, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Suspension Bridge, Noetzie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Garden Route National Park ©
Garden Route National Park

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