9 days in Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

9 days in Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

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9 days in Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  15​h 15​min
1
Stellenbosch
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grotto Beach and Voelklip Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hermanus Cliff Path and Franschhoek Motor Museum. Explore Stellenbosch's surroundings by going to Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Franschhoek Pass), Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant (in Botrivier). There's much more to do: stroll around Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and do a tasting at Waterford Estate.

Before you visit Stellenbosch, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Stellenbosch is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Stellenbosch due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stellenbosch, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Hermanus, Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Discover out-of-the-way places like Platteklip Gorge and Boyes Drive. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, admire all the interesting features of Chapman's Peak Drive, and look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town holiday planner .

Getting from Stellenbosch to Cape Town by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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