7 days in Western Cape Itinerary

7 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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7 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knysna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Johannesburg to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oudtshoorn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Roger Young Gallery
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Roger Young Gallery ©
Roger Young Gallery

1
night
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Garden Route has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then grab your bike and head to Homtini Mountain Bike Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Garden Route.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Knysna trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Oudtshoorn to Knysna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Knysna when traveling from Oudtshoorn in August, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Knysna

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Garden Route
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Garden Route ©
Garden Route
Knysna Elephant Park ©
Knysna Elephant Park

4
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: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Knysna to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Knysna in August, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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