10 days in Western Cape Itinerary

10 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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10 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  2 h
1
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hermanus
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at District Six Museum and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Visiting Boulders Beach and Fish Hoek Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope, learn about winemaking at Groot Constantia, wander the streets of Bo-kaap, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town itinerary maker.

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 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
nights
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, then experience rural life at Boschendal Manor & Winery, and then get engrossed in the history at Huguenot Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass, learn about winemaking at Lynx Wines, and then do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Franschhoek vacation builder.

You can drive from Cape Town to Franschhoek in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Robertson, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Lynx Wine ©
Lynx Wine

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Voelklip Beach and then stroll through Grotto Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Franschhoek to Hermanus in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hermanus can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hermanus

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Oh My ArtsCrafts, Stanford Hills Estate
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Voelklip Beach ©
Voelklip Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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