7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h
2
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Cape Peninsula National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Cape Town

1
day
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Biscuit Mill, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand Beach, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, explore the activities along Hout Bay, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Good Hope, then enjoy the sand and surf at Llandudno Beach, and finally stroll through Camp's Bay Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cape Town. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get curious at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, do a tasting at Eikehof, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Spier Wine Farm, cruise along Franschhoek Pass, and then see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stellenbosch route planning app .

Take a bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Peninsula National Park.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Wineries Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Franschhoek
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden ©

2
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.
Cango Wildlife Ranch has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the striking features of St Jude's Anglican Church, admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, and then relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm and then stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Oudtshoorn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Stellenbosch in January, you will find days in Oudtshoorn are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Peninsula National Park.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

2
nights
Cape Peninsula National Park

Cape Peninsula National Park
Chapman's Peak Drive has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): hike along Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Trail and then admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Peninsula National Park trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Oudtshoorn to Cape Peninsula National Park with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Peninsula National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive

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