34 days in Western Cape Itinerary

34 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape journey planner

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Cape Town
— 12 nights
Drive
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Hermanus
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montagu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oudtshoorn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wilderness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
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Cape Town

— 12 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
When in Cape Town, make a side trip to see First South African Perfume Museum in Franschhoek, approximately Franschhoek away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Town road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cape Town. October in Cape Town sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 19:

Hermanus

— 5 nights
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hermanus: Betty's Bay (Stony Point Penguin Colony & Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens), Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Oneiric Wines (in Elgin). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path, relax in the rural setting at Klein River Cheese, stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, and take in the dramatic natural features at Seaside Dunes.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hermanus holiday maker site.

Getting from Cape Town to Hermanus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montagu.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:

Montagu

— 3 nights
A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montagu: Swellendam (Chocolat Etc., Drostdy Museum, &more) and Barrydale Dutch Reformed Church (in Barrydale). There's more to do: cruise along R 62 nel Klein Karoo and tour the pleasant surroundings at Montagu Nature Garden.

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Getting from Hermanus to Montagu by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Montagu, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Montagu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Oudtshoorn

— 4 nights

Ostrich Capital of the World

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Oudtshoorn side-trips: Cape Palette Art Gallery (in George), Roger Young Gallery (in Calitzdorp) and De Rust (De Rust Horseriding - Klein Karoo Horse Adventures & Meiringspoort). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, admire all the interesting features of Swartberg Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and relax in the rural setting at Safari Ostrich Farm.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montagu to Oudtshoorn takes 3 hours. In October in Oudtshoorn, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Wilderness

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Wilderness National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Perdepoort Horse Tails, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Kaaimans Waterfall, and look for gifts at Tiny Shop.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Wilderness trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

Plettenberg Bay

— 5 nights
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: Knysna (Garden Route National Park, Walking tours, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ocean Safaris, surround yourself with nature on Secrets of Knysna Forest, and look for gifts at La Carla Mask Atelier.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay online day trip planner.

You can drive from Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

Western Cape travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains · Nature & Parks
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.