8 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

8 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 3 nights
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
3
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h
End: Cape Town

3
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Platteklip Gorge and Bloubergstrand Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape Point. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, cruise along Chapman's Peak Drive, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and see the interesting displays at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
On the 19th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Bugz Family Playpark, cruise along Boyes Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder site .

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Bugz Family Playpark ©
Bugz Family Playpark
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill

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.
On the 21st (Sat), learn about winemaking at Peter Falke Winery. On the next day, engage your brain at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, then learn about winemaking at Eikehof, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch road trip site .

Getting from Cape Town to Stellenbosch by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Franschhoek
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Rupert Museum ©
Rupert Museum

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