17 days in Western Cape Itinerary

17 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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17 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Mossel Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Knysna
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Oudtshoorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kleinbaai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cape Town
— 5 nights
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay ©
A popular stopover on South Africa's famous Garden Route, Mossel Bay charms tourists with its picturesque sandy shore that stretches along the Indian Ocean, and its pleasant, mild climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Mossel Bay side-trips: George (Outeniqua Transport Museum & Victoria Bay). The adventure continues: hike along St. Blaize Trail, stroll through Diaz Beach, play a few rounds at Pinnacle Point Golf Club, and do a tasting at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mossel Bay attractions planner.

Johannesburg to Mossel Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in September: highs in Mossel Bay hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Knysna.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

George, Boplaas Garden Route Tasting Room
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Pinnacle Point Golf Club ©
Pinnacle Point Golf Club
St. Blaize Trail ©
St. Blaize Trail
Outeniqua Transport Museum ©
Outeniqua Transport Museum

4
nights
Knysna

Knysna ©
Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Knysna Heads has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Knysna: The Crags (Birds of Eden & Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary), Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay) and Storms River Suspension Bridge (in Tsitsikamma National Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park, and explore the activities along Knysna Lagoon.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Knysna trip planner .

Drive from Mossel Bay to Knysna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Knysna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Knysna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Plettenberg Bay, Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Knysna Heads ©
Knysna Heads
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

2
nights
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, and then stroll through Safari Ostrich Show Farm. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Cango Ostrich Show Farm, Head underground at Cango Caves, then look for gifts at Latana Cheese, and finally cruise along Swartberg Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oudtshoorn road trip planner.

You can drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in September, Oudtshoorn is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kleinbaai.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

1
night
Kleinbaai

On the 17th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kleinbaai online visit planner .

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Kleinbaai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In September in Kleinbaai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kleinbaai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Gansbaai
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kleinbaai to Cape Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Cape Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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