9 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

9 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

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9 days in Cape Town & Stellenbosch Itinerary

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

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Museum-lovers will get to explore District Six Museum and The Cape Malay Art Exhibition- Bo Kaap. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Greenmarket Square, identify plant and animal life at Platteklip Gorge, and do a tasting at Groot Constantia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Cape Town International Airport. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

3
nights
Stellenbosch

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 15th (Sun): stop by DV Artisan Chocolate, then see the interesting displays at Franschhoek Motor Museum, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Grotto Beach, then learn about winemaking at Ataraxia Wines, and then see the interesting displays at First South African Perfume Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stellenbosch sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Stellenbosch in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Hermanus, DV Artisan Chocolate
Highlights from your plan
First South African Perfume Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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