12 days in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

12 days in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

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12 days in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  1​h
1
Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Stellenbosch
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Cape Town
— 7 nights
End: Cape Town

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 28th (Tue): examine the collection at The Franschhoek Motor Museum, indulge your taste buds at Eikehof, then learn about winemaking at La Motte Wine Estate, and finally take a memorable drive along Franschhoek Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Lynx Wines, learn about winemaking at Topiary Wines, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Franschhoek trip itinerary builder.

Cape Town to Franschhoek is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Franschhoek, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Franschhoek

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La Motte Wine Estate ©
La Motte Wine Estate
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass

2
nights
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
On the 30th (Thu), cruise along Franschhoek Pass and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stony Point Penguin Colony. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stellenbosch trip generator.

You can drive from Franschhoek to Stellenbosch in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Stellenbosch are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek Pass, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony

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, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, stroll through Boulders Beach, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Stellenbosch to Cape Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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