15 days in Mossel Bay & Darling Itinerary

15 days in Mossel Bay & Darling Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Cape trip planner

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Mossel Bay
— 8 nights
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Drive to George Airport, Fly to Cape Town International Airport, Drive to Darling
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Darling
— 6 nights
Drive to Cape Town International Airport, Fly to Port Elizabeth

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Mossel Bay

— 8 nights

Bay of Attraction

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mossel Bay: Oudtshoorn (Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves, &more), MLink Glass Studio (in Sedgefield) and Knysna (Knysna Heads, Knysna Elephant Park, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Cape Palette Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Wilderness Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mossel Bay trip website.

Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mossel Bay can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Darling.

Things to do in Mossel Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Darling

— 6 nights
Darling is a small town in a farming area on the west coast region of the Western Cape, about 75 km from Cape Town.By the beginning of the 18th century about 29 farmers lived in an area called Groenkloof and on one of these farms, Langfontein, Darling was founded in 1853. Get out of town with these interesting Darling side-trips: Hopefield (The Mill Country Fair & Simply Bee Obsevation Centre) and West Coast National Park (West Coast National Park & Gamkaberg Nature Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Darling Olives, examine the collection at Darling Museum, stroll through Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve, and do a tasting at Darling Cellars.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Darling trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mossel Bay to Darling. Traveling from Mossel Bay in August, Darling is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darling

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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