13 days in Western Cape Itinerary

13 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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13 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Plettenberg Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Montagu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Bucharest

3
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.
Relax by the water at Plettenberg Beach and Buffalo Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Plett Puzzle Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Radical Raptors, explore the galleries of Porcupine Ceramics, play a few rounds at Plettenberg Bay Country Club, and contemplate the long history of Nelson Bay Cave.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay online travel planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Plettenberg Bay is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. In May in Plettenberg Bay, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Montagu.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterfall Trail, Buffalo Bay
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay
Plettenberg Beach ©
Plettenberg Beach

1
night
Montagu

Montagu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Goedverwacht Wine Estate and then stroll through Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montagu trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Montagu in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in May, plan for little chillier nights in Montagu, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hermanus.

Things to do in Montagu

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Goedverwacht Wine Estate
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Goedverwacht Wine Estate ©
Goedverwacht Wine Estate

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Stony Point Penguin Colony, examine the collection at The Whale House Museum, and then stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hermanus online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Montagu to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hermanus are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Stony Point Penguin Colony ©
Stony Point Penguin Colony
Shark Diving

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paternoster Beach and Noordhoek Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon and Eikehof. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Stony Brook Vineyards (in Franschhoek), Topiary Wines (in Wemmershoek) and Mellasat Vineyards (in Paarl). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Buitenverwachting and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Cape Town are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, Paternoster Beach, Mellasat Vineyards, Mont Destin Wines
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Paternoster Beach ©
Paternoster Beach
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon ©
Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon
Eikehof ©
Eikehof

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