29 days in Western Cape Itinerary

29 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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29 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
West Coast National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hermanus
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Robertson
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Plettenberg Bay
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Cape Town

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
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, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cape Town. In December, daytime highs in Cape Town are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Coast National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 20:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

1
night
West Coast National Park

West Coast National Park ©
Witness the spring blossoms and vivid birdlife in West Coast National Park, among the richest in Western Cape.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the West Coast National Park online tour planner .

Drive from Cape Town to West Coast National Park in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in West Coast National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park

6
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get out of town with these interesting Hermanus side-trips: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass, Stony Brook Vineyards, & more), Oneiric Wines (in Elgin) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Hermanus Cliff Path, kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hermanus journey planning site .

You can drive from West Coast National Park to Hermanus in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Robertson.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Betty's Bay, Iona Wine Farm, Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant, Seaside Dunes
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Shark Diving
Hermanus Cliff Path ©
Hermanus Cliff Path

4
nights
Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Robertson: Montagu (St Mildred's Chapelry, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, & more), Lord's Wines (in McGregor) and Swellendam (Drostdy Museum & Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Marbrin Olive Growers, relax in the rural setting at Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm, take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Robertson Art Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Robertson planning site .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Robertson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Robertson, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wildlife Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Montagu, McGregor, Swellendam, Ashton Winery
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
American Dream Cars ©
American Dream Cars

4
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Explore Oudtshoorn's surroundings by going to Meiringspoort (in De Rust), Fernskloof Wines (in Prince Albert) and Lappiesbaai Beach (in Stilbaai). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Swartberg Pass, explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oudtshoorn trip simple and quick.

Getting from Robertson to Oudtshoorn by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

George, De Rust, Wilderness Beach, Fernskloof Wines, Lappiesbaai Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plettenberg Bay: Sedgefield (Sedgefield Craft Brewery & Cola Beach), Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Jandreart Studio, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Wilderness). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, learn about winemaking at Plettenvale Wines, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mitchell's Brewery, and cool off at Water World Wild Waters Fun Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, Parasailing & Paragliding
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©

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