8 days in Western Cape Itinerary

8 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip itinerary planner

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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oudtshoorn
— 1 night
Drive
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Knysna
— 2 nights
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Cape Town

— 4 nights

Mother City

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, kick your exploration up a notch at Abseil Africa, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

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Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Oudtshoorn

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Cango Wildlife Ranch, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, and then get outside with Waterval Rust en Vrede.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn journey planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Knysna.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Knysna

— 2 nights
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Knysna RIB Adventures. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get some thrills on the water with Knysna RIB Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Featherbed Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Knysna visit planner.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Knysna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Western Cape travel guide

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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.