5 days in Hermanus & Cape Town Itinerary

5 days in Hermanus & Cape Town Itinerary

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5 days in Hermanus & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Hermanus
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Hermanus

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
On the 15th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Kwaaiwater, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Grotto Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at LEMBU gallery, then do a tasting at Sumaridge Wine Estate, and then identify plant and animal life at Horse Riding Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hermanus custom trip planner.

Cape Town to Hermanus is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary
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Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Sumaridge Wine Estate ©
Sumaridge Wine Estate
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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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 some cultural insight at The Franschhoek Motor Museum and Robben Island. Visiting Cape Point and Table Mountain National Park will get you outdoors. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Town tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hermanus to Cape Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cape Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franschhoek Motor Museum
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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