22 days in Western Cape Itinerary

22 days in Western Cape Itinerary

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22 days in Western Cape Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
1
Robertson
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Oudtshoorn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Plettenberg Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hermanus
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Langebaan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cape Town
— 8 nights
End: Cape Town

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Robertson

Robertson ©
A small town with a big heart, Robertson lies in beautiful Wineland surrounded by mountainous scenery, charming visitors with jacaranda-lined streets, vineyards, and Edwardian and Victorian houses.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Springfield Estate Winery and then do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Robertson journey planner .

Cape Town to Robertson is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Robertson, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Robertson

Wineries
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Marbrin Olive Growers ©
Marbrin Olive Growers

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Cango Caves and Swartberg Pass. Get a sense of the local culture at St Mark's Cathedral, George and Dutch Reformed Mother Church. Go for a jaunt from Oudtshoorn to Wilderness to see Kaaiman's River about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, relax in the rural setting at Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, get your game on at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, and admire all the interesting features of Safari Ostrich Show Farm.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oudtshoorn trip planning site .

Drive from Robertson to Oudtshoorn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

George, Kaaiman's River
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Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves
Swartberg Pass ©
Swartberg Pass
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Birds of Eden and Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Knysna (Knysna Heads, Jandreart Studio, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Plettenberg Beach, and browse the exhibits of Porcupine Ceramics.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Plettenberg Bay holiday planning tool .

Drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hermanus.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Knysna
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Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre

3
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Visiting Shark Diving and Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary will get you outdoors. When in Hermanus, make a side trip to see Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty's Bay, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Grotto Beach and stroll through Voelklip Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hermanus trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Plettenberg Bay to Hermanus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Hermanus, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langebaan.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Langebaan

Langebaan ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Gaia Crystals and then explore the striking landscape of West Coast National Park.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Langebaan day trip website .

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Langebaan takes 3 hours. August in Langebaan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Langebaan

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

West Coast National Park
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West Coast National Park ©
West Coast National Park
Gaia Crystals ©
Gaia Crystals

8
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Robben Island and Castle of Good Hope. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, trek along Platteklip Gorge, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cape Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Langebaan to Cape Town in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cape Town are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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