10 days in Western Cape Itinerary

10 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Fish Hoek Beach. Robben Island Museum and District Six Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, and contemplate the long history of Groot Constantia.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cape Town trip planner.

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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Franschhoek

— 2 nights

Food and Wine Capital of South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, then steep yourself in history at Boschendal Wine Estate, and then take an in-depth tour of Huguenot Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Franschhoek Pass, do a tasting at Lynx Wine, and then do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Franschhoek trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cape Town to Franschhoek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hermanus

— 3 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Hermanus trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Franschhoek to Hermanus in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.