18 days in Oudtshoorn, Wilderness & Cape Town Itinerary

18 days in Oudtshoorn, Wilderness & Cape Town Itinerary

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18 days in Oudtshoorn, Wilderness & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Oudtshoorn
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Wilderness
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cape Town
— 6 nights
End: Cape Town

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Swartberg Pass and The Cango Caves. You'll explore and learn at Calitzdorp Museum and Gallery Route 62 & Coffee Café. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oudtshoorn: Karoo Vine (in Ladismith) and Calitzdorp (Calitzdorp Cellar, Peter Bayly Wines, & more). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, stroll through De Zeekoe Farm, look for gifts at Cali Craft & Gems, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Judes Anglican Church.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oudtshoorn itinerary builder .

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oudtshoorn: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilderness.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Calitzdorp, Karoo Vine
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Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm ©
Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves

6
nights
Wilderness

Wilderness ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Metelerkamps and The Waterfront Knysna Quays. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jandreart Studio and Pharoah Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Wilderness side-trips: Noetzie (in Noetzie), Knysna (Buffalo Bay, Brenton on Sea, & more) and The Crags (Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary & Elephant Sanctuary). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Wilderness Beach, stop by MLink Glass Studio, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Outeniqua Farmers' Market.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Wilderness journey tool .

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Knysna, The Crags, MLink Glass Studio, Outeniqua Farmers' Market, Noetzie
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Wilderness Beach ©
Wilderness Beach
Brenton on Sea ©
Brenton on Sea
Buffalo Bay ©
Buffalo Bay

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Boschendal Wine Estate. Take a break from the city and head to Grotto Beach and Clifton Beaches. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Funky Vibes (in Hermanus). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, stroll through Cape of Good Hope, and look for gifts at Uwe Koetter.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Wilderness to Cape Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Hermanus, Boschendal Wine Estate, The Franschhoek Motor Museum, Stony Point Penguin Colony
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Robben Island ©
Robben Island
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach

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