7 days in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

7 days in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

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7 days in Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Drive:  1​h
1
Franschhoek
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Stellenbosch
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
End: Cape Town

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day
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, stop by Kim Donaldson Gallery, explore the galleries of Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at African Hands Art Gallery, then examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Masquerade Antiques And Things.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Franschhoek visit planner .

Cape Town to Franschhoek is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Franschhoek

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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
African Hands Art Gallery ©
African Hands Art Gallery

1
night
Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): go for a walk through Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, admire the masterpieces at Dyman Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The Stellenbosch Village Museum, then browse the exhibits of Gavin Collins Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Annandale Wine Estate.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Stellenbosch road trip planner .

Stellenbosch is very close to Franschhoek. August in Stellenbosch sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

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The Stellenbosch Village Museum ©
The Stellenbosch Village Museum
Dylan Lewis Sculpture  Garden ©
Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
Dyman Gallery ©
Dyman Gallery

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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Museum-lovers will appreciate District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, trek along Platteklip Gorge, stop by Prins & Prins, and take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town route planner.

You can take a bus from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Cape Town sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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