19 days in Western Cape Itinerary

19 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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19 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  4​h
1
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hermanus
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Wilderness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Plettenberg Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Durban

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planning app .

Durban to Cape Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in March, expect Cape Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

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

4
nights
Hermanus

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Attractions like Onrus Beach and Grotto Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Hermanus side-trips: Shark Diving (in Gansbaai), Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson) and Swellendam (Drostdy Museum, Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Pringle Bay Beach, stroll through Kwaaiwater, and do a tasting at Iona Wine Farm.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hermanus trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Cape Town to Hermanus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Hermanus sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilderness.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Swellendam, Franschhoek, Iona Wine Farm, Bee and Kie, Marbrin Olive Growers
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Shark Diving
Pringle Bay  Beach ©
Pringle Bay Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

4
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Attractions like Wilderness Beach and Lappiesbaai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Wilderness' surroundings by going to Oudtshoorn (Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass, & more) and Hartenbos (Hartenbos Waterpark & Janine Iron and Washing Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Montagu Pass Old Toll House and look for gifts at The Fudgemaster.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wilderness online vacation planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hermanus to Wilderness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oudtshoorn, George, Mossel Bay, Lappiesbaai Beach
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass

4
nights
Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Attractions like Cola Beach and Brenton on Sea make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Plettenberg Bay: Knysna (Buffalo Bay, Jandreart Studio, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve, cool off at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park, and learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Plettenberg Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Plettenberg Bay can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

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